Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Up With Stupid! Part 2

So they are working on part of the freeway. Normally it looks like this ...

Apparently they are working on this bridge.
What they did was close the "exit" part of the ramps on both sides and ran two lanes of traffic down one ramp and back UP the other ramp. There are signs posted EVERYWHERE that say "MAINTAIN PRESENT LANE" and "ALL LANES THRU". I've tried to help you with what this looks like with a picture. Keep in mind, they re-lined the road so TWO lanes of traffic take the "ramp" and ONE lane moves straight through. They ALL end up on the other side of the bridge in the same place though. No worries.

Red and green arrows indicate traffic direction, BLUE lines indicate barricades and the purple circles indicate where all heck broke loose! (You can click on that sucker to see a larger view).

The problem? NOBODY CAN READ! Everyone in the right two lanes saw they were going down the EXIT ramp and panicked. Instead of paying attention to the two million signs that essentially said "Don't Panic". They lost their minds (probably too many cell phones glued to their heads). Saw they were going down the ramp and tried to all squeeze into the left lane. What this accomplished was stand still traffic, a billion cars in the left lane, me shaking my head and left me as ONE of three cars flying down the ramp and shooting well ahead of them because they were far too stupid or too busy talking to their honey to notice all the signs, including the giant electronic sign, that said to stay put and all would be fine!

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Blogger Shover Robot revealed...

hahaha won't matter how many signs go up, some people just aren't going to always pay attention.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous catscratch diva revealed...

Between talking on cell phones, eating and putting on makeup, how can one focus on reading those silly little signs anyway?

3:11 PM  

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