Even weeks and months after elections the streets remain lined with placards placed high up on telegraph poles showing the ugly mugs of candidates who failed. How depressing must it be for those beaten people driving down those streets seeing that once optimistic face staring back at them - a sad reminder that they just aren't popular enough.
The problem is at this stage most of them can't handle spending weeks climbing up ladders to take the placards down. It's depressing and they've got other things to do like look for a new job. They've also run out of funds to pay someone else to do it so barring a cyclone the stupid things just don't come down.
I think we need signs that self-destruct in the same way as the messages Maxwell Smart got. As soon as the election is finished POOF!