|A New Paltz lawn decoration|
This has happened before, and I warned the candidates of the possibility. But I was expecting signs to go missing in the dark of night, when the students are crawling back to bed, and that they would be replaced with lawn decorations. When I have invited businesses to put a sign on my lawn, that's usually what happens. They disappear, either to be tossed into the undergrowth or to hang on a dorm room wall.
But these signs disappeared on a Sunday morning, when the alcohol which promotes mischief has moved on to creating stupor and hangovers. My previous political sign took effort to remove, so I suspected foul play; this one was much easier to take, but I think it was more likely an opponent, not an admirer, who nicked it.
I guess over 200 years of being a college town takes its toll on the adults, too. But I still love this town, despite the ninnies and cowards who share it with me.