Don’t! The Petaluma Version

My wife and I stopped for lunch at  Petaluma’s Putnam Plaza Park (their alliteration, not mine) yesterday. A nice, small park surrounded by shops and quite busy in the summer but not so much on Thanksgiving Day. I never noticed on previous visits but I was taken aback by the number of signs telling us what NOT to do. I imagine by law the city has to have signs visible from all entry points but I counted 8 signs pretty much saying the same thing in this little square that was at most 500 sq. ft. Certainly took away from the small-town charm. There were signs for the park hours and No Smoking signs.

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One sign that covered skating, bicycling, littering and spitting (I assume against the individual activities but possibly they were discouraging doing all 4 at once).

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And finally there was a No alcohol and drugs sign at the Tattoo shop. I won’t say anything about how one or both are probably a necessary ingredient for someone to visit a tattoo shop

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Finally, the local pie shop put up a sign affirming my right to sit and eat pie. That’s a message I can get behind.

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