Hey everyone thanks for the response so far.  I agree now, better to try a
more friendly method then resort to push & threaten.  So frustrating
though, easy to get caught up.  Would love to see some of those printed
cards/flyers Mark!

Cheers
Dan

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 5:38 PM, Lee Hart via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> wrote:

> EVDL Administrator via EV wrote:
>
>> So maybe I'd try a bit of gentle humor.
>>
>> I'd park my EV behind an ICEd spot.  I'd have someone take a picture of me
>> holding the charging cable that I'd pulled out past the ICEV toward my EV
>> -
>> but darn it, it just won't quite reach.
>>
>> I'd make a windshield for the offending vehicles flyer with that pic, and
>> a
>> little text, something like "Sorry for the inconvenience, but could you
>> please try to leave at least one of the EV chargers available?"  I'd sign
>> it
>> something silly like "A member of the rare and endangered Nova Scotia
>> species, EV Driver."
>>
>> That's just off the top of my head, and I'm sure you can come up with
>> something much more creative and entertaining.
>>
>> But I think the key is to (at least at first) avoid being confrontational.
>> Assume they're polite people, which is probably easier to believe in
>> Canada
>> than in the US, and just need to be gently reminded of their manners.
>>
>> I love it! It's worth a try. :-)
>
> I remember a study on how hard it is to make signs that people will
> actually respond to. You have to somehow make it memorable, connect with
> the reader, and make him want to join "your" side. Humor is a good way to
> do this.
>
> For example, a sign that says simply "No littering" is completely useless.
> In contrast, one of the most effective was an old Pogo cartoon for Earth
> Day. It shows Pogo Possum attempting to clean up the litter in his beloved
> swamp. The caption reads, "We have met the enemy, and he is us."
>
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> each other.
>      (Mother Teresa)
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