Wednesday, December 21, 2005

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, except for Jim whining about street signs

The city is putting in new cast-iron posts for the street signs. Do you notice anything odd?

That's right, the poles are all about two to three feet taller than they need to be.
Even if you accept the idea that you need a 75-pound pole to hold up a two-pound sign, doesn't the extra length seem a little wasteful?
Look at the street signs in your town or city, I'll bet they are right at the top of their poles.
And, Pork-Barrel Breath, before you say "But Jim, you idiot, they will use the extra length to mount those civic flags of which you are so, so fond!" you would be wrong. They have put up identical new cast-iron poles just to hold those annoying banners.

End of Whine

1 comment:

Graham said...

I'm not paranoid but maybe they're testing some kind of new fangled brain frying microwave cellphone technology on your city Jim.
it would help explain the voices in my head :)