Thank you so much for vandalizing the Slow Down sign in front of my home. I obviously have no way of knowing who tore it down, and if it wasn’t for my neighbour Kim coming home from work at the hospital, it wouldn’t be standing up anymore. Since 53 Colours put it in professionally, us womenfolk had a heck of a time getting it back in. Her husband has volunteered to put it back in tonight. Okay, let’s be honest- she volunteered him.
I am sure some of you say it’s okay. Everything is okay. But it is not okay. Like a band-aid that does nothing but cover the wound, the words, “It’s okay” don’t magically make it right. Just like cars speeding up and down our streets and a pet getting badly hurt this week–it’s not okay.
We all understand that who ever did this was in the wrong, but I feel the need to personally tell that person a few things. The fact you do not care about your town and the people who live here is exactly what you conveyed with your bad decision.
The next time you think about vandalizing that sign- think about how fast someone is driving through our neighbourhood streets. Think about families and fathers and mothers, and children and sons, and daughters and friends and random acquaintances that would be devastated by the loss of one of their own if someone got hit.
Maybe you made one bad choice in the middle of a lifetime of great choices pulling that sign out today. But, I hope no one in your family has to experience the unthinkable, the unmentionable, that a pet or sister or brother in your family gets hit by a speeding car in Carleton Place.
So, to the vandal that destroyed my sign: no, it’s not okay. Of course my sign won’t make cars slow down on the streets of Carleton Place–but it might go a small way to get people to think.
Let’s get those signs up!
We had an unwanted visitor on August 22, 2015. Someone felt the need at 1 am to toss raw eggs at our bedroom window and patio door off the bedroom. When I opened the door to see what the noise was (as the crash wakened me), the raw eggs on the door dripped on our white carpeting. The eggs hit the screen with such force that it broke the screen, necessitating replacement..
Police were notified. I did hear that there were pranks in other parts of town that night.
I felt violated. Why do this to anyone. Hope it made them feelbig and strong. Put your energy to better use
I agree… and this is not the first time.. The reason we have a fence around the house is because of terrible damage on our property.. You have no idea.. I agree.. In Oakland if you are caught doing graffiti you are made to made to work in a crew cleaning graffitti– kids need to learn.