After my 2 minute “I’m running so late I have to drive to work” commute, I saw on the sidewalk while walking to campus a chalk outline on the ground and the accompanying text “don’t let this happen to you.”
Now, while I think everyone understands the general meaning, I don’t think anyone really knows the true one. “In general, try not to be killed” is about all I can get out of it. Is it killed in a certain way? Has there been a murder recently on that street (there was a stabbing elsewhere actually over the weekend, but somewhere else). And what advice does that drawing give on how to avoid becoming a chalk outline?
Any, by the way, chalk outlines don’t “happen” to people. They happen after people die.