When I lived in Mexico, the above sign was posted everywhere. But since I didn’t have a dog, I pretty much ignored the signage. Until one night, I was out drinking with two of my friends who were also my neighbors. On our walk home, we were laughing loudly and discussing the evening’s events when one of us noticed the picturesque quality of the curb your dog signage in our neighborhood.!
I took a picture there and then and posted it almost immediately on Facebook. My co-conspirators that evening even made the following comments because it had left such a lasting impression on us.!
My friend P.T.’s Facebook comment – “I mean, why does it have to be so graphic??”
My friend C.K.’s Facebook comment – “No shit!! Haha no pun intended”
And therein lies the question. Why did it have to be so graphic.? There are always so many interesting cultural differences between countries. But signs seem to take on an almost otherwordly dimension. I was reading one of my favorite expat bloggers today from Italy and she showcased a sign in Florence depicting a man and a woman peeing to indicate where the restrooms were located.! lol.. Wow.!
So I guess, a dog and his poop should not surprise me on a sign. But in comparison to the very mild and almost Mary Poppins’ signage from Chicago (see photo below), it was a little eye-opening to say the least. But at least we had a good laugh that evening. And now I would know exactly what to do about my dog and his poop if I had one in Mexico 🙂