It's no secret that students in American schools graduate while seriously lacking in education. Jay Leno manages to find a wealth of idiots on the streets of Burbank for his "Jaywalking" segment. Still, one would think they would pick up basic reading skills.
Our lives could depend upon it.
The other day, I was crossing the street near this sign. I barely made it to the center median when a red SUV made a U turn.
It's unusual to pass this one and not find at least one vehicle parked right next to it. Maybe there's some secret code here and with special goggles you can see that it actually reads Reserved Parking For (fill in your name here).
It says Handicapped Parking--but I don't think that includes mental handicaps such as an acutely low IQ. Or chronic laziness.
Care to guess how many people park here to make phone calls?
This one actually says Stop: Everyone But You. The fine print is really, really fine.
This sign in our courtyard didn't put a stop to the kids playing ball until management, fed up with having to replace broken windows, sent out a memo stating that the parents of any kids caught playing ball on the property would be subject to eviction.
Even that hasn't stopped it completely. A few weeks ago, the usual offenders were at it again in the courtyard. A few days ago, I saw two boys kicking a soccer ball around on the next street over.
Is it stupidity, or a sense of entitlement, of "That means everybody but me?"