Read The Signs!

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on July 24, 2013 in Personal |

They’re still working on one of the main roads passing through this small town, although the work has now entered its final stage. The work, digging up the street completely, laying new pipelines, remodeling the pavement and setting new cycle paths, has been plagued by problems over the last two years and what should have been a fairly simple task has now spread itself into something more like a nightmare both for the workers, the town and those living on the street.

What is amusing, however, is how the final stage of the work has completely thrown some people, mainly those in cars who wish to take a short cut through the town. The problem is that, with this final stage closing off two streets, the short cut simply isn’t there any more. But there are signs.

In fact there are three main signs: the first says that the road is a dead-end; the second that you cannot drive through to the connecting road; the third that there is no room to turn round with a car. And it is precisely these signs which no one seems capable of recognizing. The number of cars which drive down this short cut road and then have to back up to get back out when they reach the barriers is amazing. And all the drivers are annoyed when they find out that they can’t get through. They are annoyed that the road is closed, not that they didn’t see the signs. After all, it isn’t their fault that they just drive without looking, right?

Love & Kisses, Viki.

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