Madam Signage Sunday use meYou see this legend on almost all litter bins in India.

Use me.

Obviously it’s a simple request. Use the rubbish bin.

Fair enough.

But it does have a lot of emotional baggage with it. Whenever I see it, I can’t help feeling it has a plaintive rather submissive edge to it.

Particularly when combined with the fact that a lot of trash receptacles in India are actually shaped like giant kangaroos (I kid you not).

So for a 4 foot fibreglass marsupial to be begging you to use it… well there’s some complex stuff going on there.

Or perhaps only in my mind. Ahem

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This is part of Signage Sunday – have a look at these other signs from the series:

Signage Sunday : A truly international quality pencil

Signage Sunday out and about : Does that really say rape?

Signage Sunday: Matchu Peachu

Or check out all the signs on the complete Signage Sunday page.

Found an ace sign? care to share – go on, slide it into the comments or send it to me in an email. I’d love to feature more signs from readers here…