Monday, July 9, 2012

Easier to edit than to write

For most of us, it is much easier to edit or critique a piece of writing than to write it. The theory probably holds true for most professions and/or industries. Take signage. Take a look at the picture. Now, allow me to explain.

Went to pick up a friend from the hospital (she's fine!). I've seen the hospital from the road before but have had the good fortune to not have to visit. So, as I'm driving the relatively busy street, I'm on tactical alert for signs. I see the sign (photo at right) and erroneously deduce that I should go to the driveway that has the arrow on the sign reading "Main Entrance."

See, from the relatively busy street I didn't notice the "Wrong Way" sign right across from the sign directing the way to the hospital's main entrance.