Important Cultural Artefact

“It’s an important cultural artefact”, I heard one American tourist tell an other. As I stood at the traffic lights, I heard her tell her friend she needed to wait until the sign came around. In the midst of other warning signs, there was a sign warning people that if you were caught peeing in public, it could cost you $200. I laughed and showed them the photograph I’d snapped earlier. Deep down though I wondered why we needed to have the sign anyway. Yeah, it’s a bit gross, but at the end of a week which has involved a hostage siege in Sydney, the tragic death of over 100 kids in Pakistan, and the stabbing murder of eight kids in Cairns, it does seem a little unimportant eh?

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