Where Do The Quick Children Play?
I am often puzzled by signs. There is no way to ask them for additional information, which leaves me with unanswered questions, such as:
Signs that warn me that ahead there are SLOW CHILDREN PLAYING leave me in doubt about the title of this piece. Where do the quick children play? And are the children I’m warned about speed-deficient, or not too bright?
I’ve learned that we’re supposed to park on the driveway and drive on the parkway but, for heaven’s sake, do not believe the signs that assure you this place is FINE FOR PARKING.
Of the two signs that inform drivers the speed limits is about to change, it seems to me that REDUCED SPEED AHEAD just gives information he or she may choose to ignore. REDUCE SPEED AHEAD tells drivers what to do. I much prefer the latter.
DEER CROSSING; do the deer know that?
If I drive in one direction from my house, I am confronted by a sign that warns about SPEED BUMPS AHEAD. If I drive in another direction there is a sign that informs me there are SPEED HUMPS AHEAD. I’ve bounced over both and I cannot tell the difference. In Jamaica the obstructions are called “sleeping policemen.”
While I appreciate the honesty of some signs I wonder about the wisdom of the business owner, e.g. 10 GROSS ACRES FOR SALE. I guess the owner sold all the good properties. I.V. RESTAURANT CHINESE FOOD TO GO. I’m not in that much of a hurry. WE HAVE MEXICAN FOOD. WE HAVE GAS! More than I need to know.
I was not enticed by a sign outside a Western attraction that announced ENJOY MUSIC AND GUNFIGHTS. I do, however, think they have the sequence correct.
What have you seen that made you chuckle or scratch your head?