I came upon an oddly placed street sign. Oddly placed as in several feet from the street corner. As I approached, I scanned for other oddities. A button instructed the pedestrian: “PUSH BUTTON TO CHANGE.” But the typical message—DONT WALK. WALK.—had been replaced with DONT CARE. CARE. The signal was illuminated with CARE. Happily I walked on.
On my return, I audibly gasped. The sign read DONT CARE. I found myself quick to push that button and felt visibly relieved when the sign changed back to CARE. Ah, I breathed a sigh of relief.
I noticed a sign nearby explaining the artwork.
The signal automatically changes from DONT CARE to CARE at random intervals, but can be manipulated by pressing the button. Either someone had pressed the button or the signal had changed to DONT CARE. Either way I had unwittingly been involved in a social experiment. Clearly I need to exist in a world where the default is CARE, not DONT CARE.