Street signs in Japan have started collecting signatures to protest excessive direction giving by local middle-aged citizens.
The petition outlines their dire situation in failing to secure jobs even despite recent innovations in signage technology including flashing lights and bright screens displaying humans gesturing left or right.
“We only perform one function, giving directions. But we’re damn good at it,” says one street sign.
The street signs claim their biggest advantage over humans is that passersby don’t have to worry about that awkward moment when your approaching the direction giver to look away, make eye-contact, or say konnichiwa.
“Some people say we’re trying to steal jobs, but I think this is just born out of discrimination. Yes, we are all made from China but we’re just as committed to the job,” another street sign said.