Mark D. Roberts

Yesterday I put up the “how to wash your hands in the restroom” sign from Disney World. That’s not the only helpful sign I saw on my recent trip to Florida. Take the following example from a neighborhood in Orange County, Florida, just outside of Orlando:

I’m sure it’s helpful to know where a sewer line is buried. But I wonder for whom the warning is intended. Would anybody read “Sewer Line Buried Here” and think, “Great! I think I’ll have swig!”? It seems to me that the identification of the pipe as “sewer line” rather implies “not for drinking.” Yes? Or am I missing something here? Do buried gas lines in Florida have signs that read: “Gas Line Buried Here . . . Not for Breathing”?

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