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


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…