Life in the closing days of the empire
We've noticed that warning signs are less prevalent in other countries. Are their people just smarter?
Ah, like the one on the Colorado River at Hoover Dam . . . the one about the same size that says "Dam ahead" . . . as if you couldn't see that huge dam but you can see the normal size sign! It isn't that people elsewhere are smarter -- they just have less lawyers per capita than we do!
No, Martha, they have as many, but Americans seem to have developed an attitude that "hey, can't you see I'm busy here makin' money", and refuse to pay any bloody attention to anyone or anything else, then go whining that they were somehow wronged.Maybe it's urban/suburbanization, but a ton of our countrymen don't seem to actually know that water might form puddles...on a low part of a road...which is (gasp) outdoors.
Is this a real sign? Do you think they might have been trying to remind people about hydroplaning (they call it aquaplaning over here).
Up north, we have the Frost Heave signs - you usually see them as you are airborn over said heaves.
Shelly I believe the sign to be authentic. The reason inexplicable.
You are hilarious. Yesterday I saw a sign -- in French -- that warned me "a hole is forming" in the road. It did not however inform me where or when. My question is if they knew it was forming, why didn't they fill it? I know I don't leave comments, but I'm a huge fan. And I know you are beloved by two of my favorite blogs in-the-whole-wide-world: Els and James.Best regards,Tish
Thank you Tish. I enjoy them as well.
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