Letter From The Editor, September 2014

Don’t you just love cruising around in your ride, windows down and the great
outdoors blowing through your hair?  Then you see it……………………..that stupid road sign. You think to yourself,  why would anyone take the time and money to post that stupid sign along my highway?

I would like to ask you to  take a look around this month, see if you see any stupid signs while you are driving.   You wonder what person dreamed it up and why? You hear about waste in the government, and you see these stupid signs, and wonder what it cost us as tax payers for that stupid sign?

Here are just a handful that I see regularly in my area !

35 MPH Ahead sign………………even though you can already see the
sign ahead that the other sign talks about?

Traffic signal ahead sign………………..really? I wondered what those were hanging above the intersection ahead glowing that pretty red color? Now don’t get me wrong, there are places where that sign is needed, but not when you can already see it?

All American city 2011 sign………………….. and what are the rest of
the towns around here, aren’t they all American? Are there that many Mexicans here now, that you have to tell people it’s all American? Just sayin!

Deer crossing ahead sign……………………….how the heck do they know that? Can a deer not cross anywhere else? I guess deer are smarter than I thought since they have their own crossings?

Police traffic enforcement area ahead sign……………………………oh, ok I
guess we can just haul ass until we get to that zone?  Aren’t all traffic areas enforced? Show me where its not enforced so I can  do my burnouts there!  I love doing that!

Crosswalk sign…………….Do not use cross walk while cars are crossing it!  No kidding, what idiot posted that information?

Stop sign with small sign mounted under it…………………. and it says you must
come to a full stop? Stop means stop doesn’t it, not yield? Duh!

Sign at the end of a construction zone………………………End of
construction.  No, your kidding me, I am glad you told me that I couldn’t tell! Duh again.

Speed Zone Ahead sign……………. Don’t all zones have a speed limit?
Yes! Duh

A Sign a block away from a truck stop……………………..Caution trucks entering highway ahead. I am so glad that was posted there, because I would have never thought a truck may pull out of a truck stop! Thanks for saving my life!

Don’t drink and drive its against the law!…………………………….No, you
are kidding, I didn’t know that!

Numerous signs naming bridges…………………………………………What a waste of time and money!

Caution sign approaching a hill……………………………….Caution hill
blocks view ahead.  Double duh is all I can say.

Sign at the end of a street………………………………………Road ends here!  I can’t even comment on this one! Triple Duh!

Sign at a rail road crossing……………………..Train on track has right of way!  2 things enter my mind here. 1. If the train wasn’t on the track, where would it be? 2. Why would you think if a train was on track that you would pull in front of it?

Sign posted at the end of a sidewalk………………………Sidewalk ends here!
Sorry I just couldn’t make this up.

Sign entering a construction zone…………………. Your tax dollars at work. Can anyone tell me why we pay for those signs?

Big Green 4 foot wide sign that’s held up with six stakes………………… It
reads: Governors Innovative Small Business Community…………………99% of the people driving by wonder what the heck  that means? What significance
does it have? Did you ever wonder I did?

The Governor’s Innovative Small Business Community Award recognizes
projects, strategies and/or initiatives that reflect excellence in small business and entrepreneurship in North Carolina.  Each of the award-winning communities will
have at least one common element: a vision or creative solution to improve the quality of life and well-being for all North Carolinians accomplished through job creation and
job sustaining activities.   Sounds like a bunch of nonsense to me, and we paid for it?

Each one of these stupid signs took many, many people to get involved in placing them, ordering them, and so on………………just an absolute waste of tax payers dollars! And as I pull into my favorite fuel stop to fill up on premium fuel, I notice on the pump that there is Brail next to card reader on the key board. So now we know how many accidents
are happening, Blind people driving.  Who would have known? We are in a world of stupid.

Till nextmonth…………….Bear out!