Notice, I'm not rolling my eyes upwards and smirking. This
version of this sign simply means "issues," "subjects," or "topics."
It is meant to be a factual, straightforward reference to "issues"
Note: If I did the sign without changing the location (keeping it
right in front of me) and smirked, then yes, this sign could
be used in a condescending way.
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