On the outskirts, I was treated to the spectacle of a “Trump For President” sign with an added stinger to give it a little more white nationalist zest: “Hillary For Prison.”
Short story short, I refused to stop. KayCee had in mind an afternoon of browsing storefronts, giving our credit cards a workout — I can’t say my credit cards since she’s a retired attorney and title companies owner — but instead was relegated to sulking.
Individual expression is sure a delicate issue: any citizen can legally post some offensive icon on private property; but, visitors confronted with such are empowered to blacklist commerce in response.
I just didn’t want the day to pass without sharing my tale: that one strategically placed banner warded off at least one visitor, today. Like Crawford Ranch — it is south of our private airport in Texas and was designated prohibited airspace — years ago, Waynesville is now a big blacked-out spot on our North Carolina map.
Stay healthy and safe, all.