Monday, August 8, 2011

Everybody But Me....

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?"

I wonder how many idiots ignored this one?

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  1. The last one reminds me of Texas where it says no facilities on the 10 fwy for 200 miles and if you don't pee well...fuhgetaboutit! Cute post!

  2. That was a very cute post..I love the last pic...Absolutely nothing...that's what it looks like. Can't blame it for false advertising...!

  3. Lol. I love that last sign. Boy I hate it when people use handicap sots when they don't need to. I see it ALL the time around here.

  4. I think it's a bit of stupidity and a sense of entitlement all wrapped up in the same irritating wastes of oxygen.

  5. It's that darn VIP mentality again, that 'I'm above all this.'
    Great post. Love the signs. Must be a nationwide thing. We have these same prob's here.

  6. Good post! Not only are people ignoring signs, they're driving like idiots. The other day two motorcyles flew past me going 90 mph in a 55 zone! I guess they're entitled to speed.

  7. There's a major intersection near my home. It's connected to the offramp from the interstate. We don't cross at the light there because drivers coming off the highway drive like they're headed for eternity and have ten seconds to get there. Even if you have the right of way, if they want to make a right turn, they'll make it anyway.

  8. Here lies the body of William Jay,
    who died maintaining his right of way.
    He was right, dead right, as he sped along,
    but he's just as dead as if he'd been dead wrong.

  9. We are heading off to France in September - their road signs amuse me - not so much hubby - he is doing the driving!

  10. Absolutely nothing ... I think I've been there.

  11. As someone who has worked in education for 12 years, I can tell you the whole system is screwed.

  12. My favourite is the sign in front of the fire station that says "Do not block driveway", which is, naturally, always blocked.

  13. Stupid people will be stupid. Nothing you can really do about that.


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