This clever use of a thank you on speed-limit signs is impressive and modern in its approach to anti-social behaviour, and a good example of what is called "nudging". Feeling inspired to emulate it, we have been trying to think of ways to combat certain behaviours that annoy us; we haven't got far with the solutions yet, but the top five problems and needs are clear.
- A sign that allows one middle-class parent to tell another middle-class parent, without any un-middle-class conflict or rudness, that it's really annoying when they pick up their child half an hour late from a "playdate".
- A form of ticking-off for people who take tickets in numbered queuing systems, and then wander off so everyone has to wait while their number is called and not answered.
- A way of encouraging people who have filled up their car at a busy petrol pump to pull forward so that the person behind can fill up. As opposed to waiting for ten minutes while said person goes in to pay, and then DELIBERATES OVER THE BLOODY HARIBO OR ROAD MAPS OR DECIDES TO WRITE A NOVEL OR WHATEVER IT IS THEY DO IN THERE WHILE THE REST OF US ARE LEFT SODDING QUEUEING. Sorry.
- A discouragement, possibly a new sales tax, on people using debit cards to pay for items that cost about 99p or something.
- A form of football-style red cards for dads in parks engaged in over-competitive games of football with 4-year-old children. Not necessarily for sending them out of the park, but for reminding them that they should be blushing at behaviour so widely regarded as a joke.