Friday, May 2, 2008


I spotted this stenciled logo on the way to work one day (picture coming tonight) and since my husband drove today, I was able to snap an okay picture from our moving car.

The logo looks just like a no smoking sign, but with the bar missing from the middle. So, I can only assume that means "smoking". I didn't notice there seems to be a word below the logo until I uploaded the picture--and unfortunately I can't tell what it says.

Since Ohio now relegates public smoking to outdoor areas with very few exceptions, indoor air quality has, of course, increased. No matter how you feel about the regulations, you have to admit that it is nice to be able to go out at night without having to nurse yourself with antihistamines, take a long shower and wash your entire outfit immediately to avoid bringing the fresh scent of an ashtray home with you. I'm just sayin'.

So, back to the stenciled logo I spotted. I am assuming that since this is on a concrete barrier right across the Ohio-Kentucky line, it is a message that says "You can smoke here".

What really puzzles me is how the responsible party was able to line up the stencil and paint without being hit by a car. At first, I figured that it was most likely done in the middle of the night when traffic is light, but in any case, there is NO WAY you would catch me standing in that spot in the dark. Someone must really want this message to be seen.

Location: On 471 North in Kentucky on the left side painted on the barrier; right before Fort Mitchell exit.

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