Yard Sale This Weekend

I have an issue I wanted to present to our city council, but then I realized it’s bigger than just my little corner of the valley. So I thought about taking it before the county, but of course it’s bigger than that. The state legislature? Nope, not good enough. How about Congress? Possibly, but it may not be a problem unique to the United States, and it might be better to warn the rest of the world before this spreads across the world. So now I’m trying to figure out how to approach the United Nations about the problem of yard sale signage.

Now, I don’t have any issue with people holding yard sales. It’s a good way to get rid of junk and maybe make a little money, and it’s fun to see what people are willing to put a price tag on. My problem is with the hundreds of signs posted around the neighborhood every weekend. Most of the time you don’t know where the sales are, because there’s an arrow on the sign instead of an address. Then they always say “this weekend” or something, with no specific dates. But the main problem is that people post all these signs advertising their yard sale but never take them down.

My proposed solution is this: all yard sale signs must include the address and starting time of the sale. Twenty-four hours after the yard sale begins, if there are any signs still posted, people are legally entitled to go to the home where the yard sale is hosted and take anything they want.

Problem solved.


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