Doesn't Like Stats
Noted on this morning's random walk..... a new sign on the screen door of a nice 1960-ish house. Not the usual store-bought sign; this was made with plastic marquee letters carefully glued to the door.
That's definitely a sigma. Can't be a lazy M or anything else. And the careful centering indicates that there aren't any missing letters.
Well, what do they mean? Is there a Sig Delt Something-or-other fraternity that has been annoying people? Unlikely. Spokane isn't a college town, and this neighborhood isn't near the only university that might have frats.
A mathy pun? "Totally no solicitors!" "Know some solicitors?" "I want different
solicitors!" "No sequences of solicitors! One at a time, please!" Again, this isn't a college town, so nobody would bother to put math humor on their door.
Must mean "No solicitors selling statistics." If so, these are people after my own heart!
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Later correction 4/14: This morning I snuck up and took a closer look. Dammit, it's not a sigma after all. It's a vertical emoticon assembled from the punctuation parts of the marquee letters. Presumably means "Beware of Grumpy Old Farts! We're watching you!"
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