On to our regularly scheduled accompaniment blog.
Picketing is a uniquely American thing. It is how we tell those around us that we feel we have been wronged in some way or the other, and is a marked sign of freedom. And one of the key points to any good strike are signs. But what happens when sign makers go on strike? I think they will have a hard time getting their point across to passing motorists. Can you imagine driving along with your windows up and you pass by a group of people shaking their fists in the air and carrying blank signs? You’d wonder if they all just snapped; like a whole group of people were just sitting around and suddenly got whipped up into non-directional anger, grabbed some pieces of cardboard and ran outside shaking their fists in the air. I suppose it could easily be misconstrued that they are just not too clear on their message. Strikers without meaning “insert your cause here.”
I imagine it would be easy to get public backing if people could just insert their own cause, but be careful because you don’t know which passerby is going to insert “kill the baby seals” onto your sign mentally. And that inadvertently becomes your message. At least it will when he tells his buddies later. Strike or not, you should probably do the one last job, and make yourself some signs.