Of sign posts and seagulls
you get more than you ask for
When I commute to work, I drive to take the train from my station nearby. The commuter station has a large car park and depending on the day is fairly full. Though I usually park in similar locations, the parking location varies.
I figured out a new strategy to locate the car by parking it near some of the tall lamp posts that lit these lots at night. Problem solved I thought and indeed it seemed to be.
It was easy to walk right back to the lamp posts and find the car. But on day two, the seagulls had made a mess of the car. The whole car and the windshield had been shat over. What a bonus!
The moral of the story is this. Large markers and signposts are used for different purposes. Including as a bird perch. The easiness of locating something comes with the cost of the bird poop.