Signs of Change

Like a chrysalis metamorphosing from a cocoon,  business and activities are tentatively emerging from lockdown, looking very changed from the original.

Signs are appearing everywhere.  Like the song says, “Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”

It strikes me sign-making is one of the economies to benefit from CoronaVirus.

Even our beach has sparkly new ones.

The beach was moody, and the waves were rough the other day . . .

. . . and on yesterday’s walk, I found this big fat jelly blubber washed ashore. It had attracted the attention of a dog that was no longer in the vicinity.

jelly blubber

After my walk, I took the lift to our fifth floor apartment. Elevator is overloaded, a remote voice announced. That’s a bit harsh, I thought. I haven’t been cooking, that much. Then I realised it must have been the kangaroo in the lift with me.

signs 3

Whoever designed this sign has never seen a fully-grown male eastern grey (Macropus giganteus giganteus).  I’m glad I wasn’t the one who had to push him into the lift.

22 thoughts on “Signs of Change

  1. I’m such a rule follower when we’re walking and people are walking towards us I hold back and cross the road, or try to walk behind George on wider pavements and he is just is so much more of a risk taker and looks at me like I’ve gone bonkers, pavements in London are just too narrow to pass.
    I laughed at your kangaroo sign I’ve never seen a roo, I wonder what the English 2m equivalent animal would be maybe a small cow lol.

    Stay safe and well.

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  2. You have lifts that can accommodate kangaroos???? and humans! How broadminded and luxurious too. It took a full month of lockdown and a letter from our local MP for my father and I to get his block’s managing agents to put up a sign on their tiny lifts regarding social distancing – “Please do not share the lifts”.

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  3. You made me do research! I was going to go with “Buffalo Springfield,” but it was the group “Five Man Electric Band” that gave us “Do this don’t do that …”. You chose a very good lyric for a fun, entertaining, and well-illustrated post.

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  4. Cute. Now I have to imagine a kangaroo in the elevator with me. Either that or I have to have one shipped over here!! That would make my shopping a bit more complicated, Gwendoline, store allow therapy dogs, but I don’t know the rules on Roos. . 😏

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  5. I love that kangaroo sign. We are supposed to stay 2 metres apart in UK, (6 feet 6 inches in old money) but people don’t. I’m thinking of redesigning the crinoline skirt – I have a tape measure and I have chicken wire – but I don’t think I’d be able to reach the shelves or turn a corner in our local Lidl 😀

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  6. I used to sit on a bench for ages watching the sailboats glide past, the gulls fight for scraps and the hypnotic waves. So looking forward to the next sunny day. A kangaroo would have been most useful in the supermarket cue.

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