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14 December 2011 @ 09:42 pm
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?  
anonpussynamer sent me a couple of photos she took, with permission to post them here; they were taken on the outskirts of the town where I used to live and I have to say they're a bit odd. Why does any inhabited area have to warn for people?

Yeah, I don't know either.

Some truly astounding photos here; Time Magazine nominates its most surprising pics of the year.
Current Mood: sillysilly
Strike while the irony is hot: EMO -- GRIN (Pros)draycevixen on December 14th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)

Looks to me like too many careless drivers/pedestrians have got started early on the eggnog. :D

miwahni: Pros Christmasmiwahni on December 15th, 2011 10:27 am (UTC)
I wondered if there was a history of drivers expecting Hobbits or something. There's been signs on the kerbs in the CBD for years, advising pedestrians to look for traffic before crossing the road; maybe Coffs council is just super-keen on safety.
sunray45: Gigglessunray45 on December 15th, 2011 06:03 am (UTC)
How amazing! There are people about in the town? Whoever would have thought it. *bg*

But then again, there are some proper idiots out and about.
miwahni: Pros Christmasmiwahni on December 15th, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
I know! Strange, that, isn't it? *g*
anonpussynamer: phunny photoanonpussynamer on December 16th, 2011 12:44 pm (UTC)
The funny thing is ... I've not seen this particular wording anywhere else except in Coffs on the southside!!!!!!!! Definitely a WTF moment, isn't it? ;)
miwahni: Cats yule feelin coolmiwahni on December 16th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
I've not seen it anywhere else either. Just Coffs council covering its butt in case some hapless pedestrian is struck down, methinks. I wonder how often it actually happens, to warrant the warning?
anonpussynamer: transport problemsanonpussynamer on December 29th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
*grin* .. at the thought of Coffs Council covering their butt! TBH, haven't noticed anyone being silly on the road for years - but we are always very careful when driving thru town around midnight when the pubs are closing .. see some doozies on the footpaths then, so guess the signs could be warranted. :) (Used this icon as I didn't think the Pacific Highway one was appropriate .. hahaha)
anonpussynamer: LOLanonpussynamer on December 16th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
The sign conundrum ...
I was just thinking about these signs and I reckon that they're put up when Rusty Crowe is in town! LOL The Planto Pub's just reopened and when we've gone thru late at night on the way home, the "ferals" are usually out and about - the signs seem to appear at any time, but usually holidays or when something "big" is on in town (races, show?). However, these photos are another thing crossed off the bucket list - everytime I see them, I can't stop laughing ... so funny! ;)

BTW, photos were taken in car while P was driving - the bottom one was cropped "in camera".
miwahni: Cats yule feelin coolmiwahni on December 16th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
Re: The sign conundrum ...
You did a brilliant job of cropping "on the run" then!
I remember DT commenting on the footpath signs in the CBD, reminding pedestrians to check for traffic before stepping out. I thought they were funny enough but these are just hilarious. What is it with Coffs and signs?
anonpussynamer: phunny photoanonpussynamer on December 29th, 2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
Re: The sign conundrum ...
Ah thanks for that (the cropping "on the run") - wasn't sure how it'd go. :) Yes, I remember him saying that as well and wondering WTF was going on - then saw those signs! Guess Coffs and funny signs is the same as Kempsey and annual holiday traffic jams! It's a tradition!!! :)

Yes, am back - computer is allowing me out to play tonight so apologies for the tardiness in replying to your comment. :(
miwahni: S&H Mean Streetsmiwahni on December 29th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
Re: The sign conundrum ...
I heard about the Kempsey traffic jams on Monday - apparently it was 6km long, and another 2km jam at Macksville. Meanwhile it was taking nearly two hours to travel 10km at Bulahdelah. Oh what fun for the start of one's holidays!
anonpussynamer: transport problemsanonpussynamer on February 8th, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
Re: The sign conundrum ...
Very late reply .... you heard correctly about the KTJ's as they are a tradition ... only a couple of months to go and the KTJ will once again be underway for the Easter Holidays! Bulahdelah will be soon finished, which will make the Sydney-Nth Coast trip a lot better, hey? :)

ETA ...for some reason Easter ended up with an Ë instead of a plain E. Go figure? *shrug* New computer is taking time to get used to, methinx.

Edited at 2012-02-08 06:59 pm (UTC)
miwahni: Random Computer says nomiwahni on February 8th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
Re: The sign conundrum ...
When I first bought my netbook some of the keys gave me different symbols to those I thought I was selecting. It was something to do with the keyboard being set to a different country; if I can remember where the setting was that I had to change I'll let you know. Meanwhile, just have a fiddle with the settings, you'll possibly find it on your own.