I was walking around my village yesterday and I saw this "Lost dog" poster EVERYWHERE.
I was quite shocked by the tone - it tells me what I must do and must not do, without a single polite request or a please or thank you.
It had such a negative effect on me, that I didn't want to help them find their dog. I thought probably the dog ran away because it was tired of being shouted at!
- Could you help us please?
- Our dog, Arnie, is missing.
- If you see him, please let us know.
- It would be great if you could take a photo.
- Many thanks in advance.