Editorial: Time to Take Down the Campaign Signs
We don't know our neighbors very well.
We've been here for many years, they moved in a few years ago. I work in interactive media, he's a banker. He got in trouble with the City for cutting down trees, I got a lecture from my arborist friend for not trimming a bay tree to protect our oak.
We're very different people, but if I see our neighbor when I drive by I wave, and he smiles and waves back. If we needed someone to pick up the mail because we extended a trip I know he'd gladly walk over and do it, and we'd happily do the same for them.
So why have the OurSausalito.com editors heard so many stories during this election about how campaign signs in neighbors' yards created bad feelings? The election's over. Why has anger continued in places where waves, smiles and acknowledged differences ruled before?
I'm not smart enough to know the answer. But I do know one solution:
Take down the signs. Now.
And, political sign in the front yard or not, you get bonus points if you go out of your way to say hello the next time you see your neighbor.
Thanks for listening.
PS: If you disagree, feel free to use the comments box below to say so. But please don't point out the fact that I'm exhorting people to take signs down after 2 days when I didn't take down our Holiday lights for two months.
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