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Come on now, Fanklin.

September 15, 2010

“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” -Jeremiah 29:7

Interesting that this should be out today, of all days. Not a trough way, today of all days, when someone might really need a trough.

So, what’s MY problem? Come on; this just looks lazy. It’s barely legible, to begin with. Ignore the spelling. The pale green paint makes it less than useful. It pops in this photo, but passing it at 20 miles an hour, your might miss what it even says.

Even further; before I stopped and took this picture, I noticed the sign because people were pointing and sniggering at it.

I know it wasn’t the intent, but it makes us look dumb.

Franklin is not a town full of people who cannot spell words like “through.” We know the difference between trough and through. We expect high standards of those who work in our town, and those expectations are consistently met, again and again. The guys who have been working on Main St. in front of my house lo these many months have been courteous accommodating and professional. I know they are smart and good at what they do; we’re not having accident after accident during what has been a major construction project.

All of that to say: they deserve better. We all do. This sign stinks. I won’t even share the comment a fellow next to me made about why we shouldn’t bother funding our schools.

As our Jeremiah passage says, the welfare of our city matters (and no, I don’t feel in exile–I feel very blessed)! Let’s all take more time to make sure we are putting our best face forward when we’re in the public eye. We are worth it.


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One Comment
  1. Andrew Poirier permalink

    Teh sine looks good to me. Wats you’re point? Go frnklin!!11


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