A Slice of Parisian Life

You Can’t Fault the Logic...

September 13, 2017By David JaggardC'est Ironique!

Who says Parisians are inconsiderate? Just look at the decorative potted tree pictured above, seen in Passage des Panoramas.

Now look at a closeup of the little sign on it:

Perhaps inspired by René Magritte’s famous painting “La Trahison des Images,” it says, “This is not an ashtray.” Obviously, people were stubbing out their cigarettes in the soil – until the sign was added.

Now look: no butts! You ask Parisians not to use it as an ashtray and they don’t. They use it as a trashcan.

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