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calendar   Wednesday - June 01, 2016

Never Miss A Chance To Drop A Good One

Yeah, I actually said it

So I’m painting the speed bumps here in the condo park, as you know. I’ve got the ones out on the main road done, finally. And my new signs seem to be getting the idea across. Our main road is divided; we’ve got an uphill lane 16 feet wide and a downhill lane 16 feet wide, with a little grass berm between them edged with Belgian Block. It looks good. The streets that the condos are on are not divided, but they are extra extra wide to allow for two way traffic.

So I’m on Overlook, the big loop street where most of the units are. The speed bump at the top of the street goes across the inbound and outbound lanes. It’s nearly 30 feet wide. So I mark off half of it for painting, which leaves plenty of room to get by on the dry side. And I put up my double sided bin sign, with it’s helpful “Go Around --->“ placard.  But that only blocks one side of the speed bump, even though drivers on the other side can see the signage that faces their way. I felt there should be a bit more. So I took one of my very few safety cones and put it out in the middle of that lane on the far side of the bump. Great, fine. Something for everyone, and now people coming from either side will see the sign or the cone, slow down, and swerve around them. There’s plenty of room, even if they swerve while some impatient type is barreling through coming the other way.

So I’m painting away, me and my baby 1” x 6” roller on a big long handle. Work that sticky oil paint in the noonlight sun. And I’m pleased with myself that folks coming from either direction understand what to do and are doing it. Nice. Ya got it figured out Drew. Well done.

And then two women arrive at the speed bump from different directions at the same time. Both stop and sit there glaring at each other.

I looked up, and the one stopped by the bin sign says “Who goes first?”

So I gave it a quick glance, her stopped at the bin, the other one stopped at the safety cone. “Isn’t it obvious?” I said, waving the other women through, “she does.”

“Why her? I think I actually got here just before her, and I could have just swerved and gone. Now I have to wait! And why is it obvious?” [ people suck. the wait was perhaps two whole seconds and was over by this point in the conversation. ]

“Well you know what the common rule is.” I told her, “First cone, first swerved.”



I think it’s time for Drew to come in out of the sun. Enough painting for today.


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