… red exit signs?
In the past week, I’ve had cause to be in waiting rooms, well, waiting. One thing that they all had in common were green exit signs.
Now, you and I grew up with red exit signs.
Of course, they come in various permutations.
Recently, I had a discussion with a professional who had purchased a new office space and was forced to remove the red signs in favour of new green ones.
In addition to the cost, I got one of those discussions about education.
“When we did fire drills at school, we were told to stay calm and walk to the exit. Now, we have green signs that imply that we need to run!”
It was an interesting take on the concept. Of course, the schools just had to be the root of all the evil!
Of course, there is a logical reason for the switch.
For a Sunday, your thoughts…
- Do you agree that the green sign conveys the concept of running?
- Of course, Canada has two official languages. How was the red sign made bilingual? Do you know where one of those is?
- How about your school or place of work? Have all the exit signs been changed to the new green?
- Can you name a place that still has a red sign?
- Click “play” and close your eyes. Can you name the band?
- How about this one?
- Do you have a favourite song mentioning “fire” or “sign” that you can add?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below.
This is a regular Sunday series of memories. You can read them all here.
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