I Think Kinko's Is Behind This
My hometown is in a bit of an uproar lately. Well, as much an uproar as Hoosiers are likely to get into that doesn't involve a basketball court.
People with grievances are apparently paying professional sign-painters to churn out public notices of how they were done wrong. Family members who have felt defrauded are letting everyone know about it.
When I first read the news I thought "oh great. Now I'll never convince people that Indiana is a friendly place." And then I thought some more and realised that this is a testament to the very heart of Midwesternness. The Midwest is a place where we cut through the crap and say what needs to be said. We work hard because we know that the wind cuts across that open land without mercy and if we don't store up our nuts winter will be hell. Trust me. We have a lot of nuts.
And now it appears that a few of our cashews and filberts have had enough of paying lawyers and waiting for mediators to decide right and wrong. They call things exactly as they see them. Kind of cool. Now if only my siblings would do something dramatically horrifying so I could paint my own sign.