This STOP sign in my town was originally vandalized to say, "STOP TRYING". The township painted over the "TRYING" many times. But the vandal was more persistant than his message would lead you to believe. He kept repainting the "TRYING" part. Finally, a neighborhood optimist decided the graffitti couldn't stay that way. The optimist painted "NEVER" over the "STOP TRYING". It's been that way for a year now. For some reason the township isn't rushing to change this one. And the vandal? Looks like he stopped trying.