Tuesday, February 27

Curiosities

Things I've noticed and wondered about just lately.

In Baltimore they place these signs, skinny little things, between the lanes. I don't mean between north and south bound, but between lanes in the same direction. The sings are there to warn you to be careful in the pedestrian walkways. Here's the thing: they aren't there every day. So ... Apparently someone has the job of picking up these signs and then putting them back. Sounds like a sweet deal to me. Also, you have to wonder, does this mean that you don't have to be careful all the time but only when the signs are there? In either case there's a particular irony at work here because as far as I can tell Baltimorean have no clue that crosswalks exist.

There's a sign on route 70 just west of Baltimore that lists 4 cities and their distances. Columbus is, I think, 420. Next was St. Louis at 800+ (I don't remember exactly), then Denver at a nice round 1700, followed by some city I've never heard of but which is apparently 2200 mi. away. I've never heard of it but since it made the sign you have to figure it has some claim to fame.

The next town down from mine there's a community known as Shady Grove. As you cross this bridge into a shopping area there they have these giant G' carved into the stone work. In the center of the G is a big tree. I guess the tree is for the shady part the G for the Grove. Anyway, from a certain angle, the tree/G thing looks like the profile of a giant nose.

That's all I've got for now. Stay tuned.

3 comments:

dee said...

Putting up and taking down those sings? yeah,not a job that I would relish.
A giant nose, huh? Interesting. You should take a picture and post it for all of us to see.

Mary said...

Sorry... can't comment now... gave up blog commenting for Lent...

Margaret said...

I'm still only giving up Brussels Sprouts and Spam for Lent, so I'll go ahead and comment.

Sounds like you're living on the edge, there, girl, what with all the sign spotting and driving around.

What a life!