After Hawthorne finished our clean sweep, I gave a call over to the Irving Inquisition to see how Jordan might be doing with theirs. He bragged that the good neighbors over at JACC turned out more volunteers, were working longer, and would be more thorough than Hawthorne. Well, he may have beaten me at racquetball, but I wouldn't let even good-natured trash talk to go unanswered. So I decided to make a round and take down more of the sign spam that had cropped up like a bad rash.
The first sign right next to my house was felled with a solitary blow. But although the signs were all for the same slimy investor, that was the only one that came down so easily. All the rest were bolted on and wouldn't come off with just a hit or two from a broomstick.
If this were just one or two signs, I might have just let things slide. But when there's upwards of twenty, then something has to be done. Undaunted, I went to North End Hardware and asked them...
...what they had that would cut through cheap, corrugated plastic. Ideally I was looking for a set of shears or clippers where one blade was made from Excalibur and the other came from the Honjo Masamune.
|This would have to suffice.|
It's really too bad that nobody was available to get this on video, because I have sign removal from bolts down to a science. First, cut a triangle around the lower bolt, leaving the middle bolt alone. Then cut straight along the "grain" of the corrugated plastic until you get to the remaining bolt. Then cut the sign around the bolt, always turning the sign so that you make the same cut several times. Once I was in a rhythm, I could get this done in as little as 30 seconds.
|You'll be left with a few bits of plastic on the pole, unfortunately.|
|But the sign is down.|
If I missed any, or if the spammers hit a lot of places north of Lowry, let me know in the comments section.