Thursday, August 21, 2008
STOP FOR REFRESHER COURSE
I thought I'd run a picture of a stop sign today, because many of you don't seem to be familiar with them.
You know, they are those big red-and-white signs that often pop up at the most annoying locations, such as busy intersections.
And they are such a hassle when you're in a hurry.
But since, in my experience, so few people know what these signs mean, I thought I'd provide some educational material.
These signs that you blow right past every day of the week have a purpose.
They are there to ensure motorists' and pedestrians' and bicyclists' safety.
They are telling you -- not asking, not suggesting -- but ordering you to STOP.
Put on the brakes of your car. Come to a complete halt. Check every direction for other traffic or people in the area.
When it is deemed safe, you may proceed on your way.
But first, STOP. HALT. END YOUR FORWARD PROGRESSION. DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT $200.
Oh, what's the use.
Obviously you all are illiterate, color blind, self-absorbed and just plain stupid.