Thursday, September 28, 2017

The largest stop sign I've ever seen!

A while ago I was driving back from Brooks and came upon a stop sign on the secondary highway. And I noticed it had a flashing light on the top of it. Had it always had a flashing light... I couldn't remember! But the sight of it brought me right back to my college days...

My sister, Corrine, and our good friend Duane had drove out from Salmon Arm to visit me in Lethbridge for the weekend. We were sitting at a pub having some drinks... that's really the main point of Aggie College right?! ;)
Duane says: Oh ya, your sister ran a stop sign today!
Corrine slaps him on the arm: oh shut up about that already, Duane!
Duane: Not a chance! It was the largest stop sign I have ever seen in my entire life and to boot it had a big red flashing light on the top of it! How she did NOT see it is beyond me!

I laughed uncontrollably at the time of the story telling and had a bit of a giggle on my drive back home the other day thinking of the story once again!

Alberta really does have some of the largest stop signs I have ever seen and with big red flashing lights to boot!!! But I guess they are necessary because people still, after driving straight with no turns whatsoever for extended periods, really aren't paying enough attention to see a regular sized, non flashing light stop sign! So they need those huge flashy ones!

And even then, certain people just blow right through 'em!


Amber said...

Okay, sometimes you can see the stop sign coming for 3 miles and you've checked for traffic 11 times before you get to it... there's no need to stop when you've been that thorough!!

Anonymous said...

Love Amber's comment! I mean really! I agree -- when you have miles of straight road... duh!
Love a granny from mountainous, curvy and treed BC.... where you sometimes can't see anything coming even when you do stop because a"tree" is in the way!!! He.He.
I think we could use some of those "big" alberta stop signs out here...