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Strange street sign
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ramblineagle    Posted 05-17-2002 at 22:39:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
saw several signs posted on a state road posted by the state at the entrances to a cemetry. DO NOT PICKUP HITCH HIKERS.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 05-18-2002 at 21:13:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Up here we have them near prisons.
Bob


Old Sarge    Posted 05-18-2002 at 18:09:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Now RE I don't wanta cornfuse ya. Go to Thomasville GA. sometime but don't arrive at nite an try ta find an address on Main St. That's the onliest town I ever was in that's got 4 of em. That's right FOUR of them; they got North Main, and goin west on it ya come ta West Main, keep goin and it'll turn inta South Main, jus keep on truckin and ya'll come ta East Main, and far enuff along you'll arrive back on North Main again.

This town of approx 25,000 is built on a hill and this street goes around it.

I did it once and went around the town three times fore things started ta look familiar, so I found me a big ol parkin lot an pulled my long nose Pete an 42 fts trailer loaded with an irrigation system on it in an went ta sleep. Got woke up by a town clown next mornin an we went and had coffee an donuts an he explained it to me. Had quite a laugh about it, seems I wasn't the only one that did it. There was a Co. in Denver that was shipping irrigation circles down there. They'd cover 160 acres, and we had ta unload them in the fields. Slippery Red Clay.


Redneck    Posted 05-19-2002 at 03:47:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Who ever put up the road signs in Atlanta either had a sence of hummor or was a fool.There is one place we had searched long for ,asked several locals(they didn't know where they were either),and finally pulled over to escape the traffic a minute,and there on one sign it said North with an arrow.Directly across the street was another sign with an arrow pointing the same direction saying South!Lots more of the same in that city.

After years of tooling around in hard to fit trucks and trailers,I finally figured out there ain't many direction givers.


Old Sarge    Posted 05-19-2002 at 06:51:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yeah buddy on that one. I used to call up consignees and tell them they were lost cuz I knew where I was. The conversations went sumthin like this:

Hey youse guys are lost. I got a loAd of ____ fer ya and can't find yas.

Where are you now?

Wait a minute.
I'm on ther corner of telephone and telephone.
Much chucling and sometimes` outrite guffaws.
Hold on and I'll get the receiving agent for you.

QUESTION: Did you ever get directions to someplace where the receiver had never been in a rig, let alone ever drove one, to deliver some goods down some ridiculous address??


Redneck    Posted 05-19-2002 at 14:19:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't drive tracter trailers,only harder to turn around long straight cranes and trucks with dand tag trailers.Most of which won't turn around in a ten acre field.Most TT drivers got a good laugh after swinging around and watching us try and fit a 40 foot truck that doesn't bend in a 8 foot gate at the end of a culdasack with cars on all edges.

Most of the dispatchers couldn't drive a car must less a truck.I think they got a kick out of putting unreachable docks and deliveries together.


bob ny    Posted 05-18-2002 at 15:16:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
how about HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER you hope the
neighbors aren't selling it


Jerry S    Posted 05-18-2002 at 10:27:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
They took down the sign by our cemetery and replaced it so it says cemetery ahead. It used to say Dead End.


Mudcat49    Posted 05-18-2002 at 06:26:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Was there a prison nearby?


Mudcat49    Posted 05-18-2002 at 06:25:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Was there a prison nearby?


RW{OR}-Dubai    Posted 05-18-2002 at 06:00:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seen one just inside the gates of a cemetery it said (one way?}


Don in Tally    Posted 05-18-2002 at 15:31:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Worked in the funeral industry for a while. There was this on cemetary in Northern Maine that had a road put in by it so the city puts up a sign that said Dead End. A Funeral director form Sounthen Maine came up and saw it and complained. City replaced the sign with one that said "No Thru Street".


David Ransom    Posted 05-18-2002 at 22:15:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Around here, 'DEAD END' is used, but I have also seen a 'dead STOP end' red octagon. 'NO OUTLET' is much more common here. Whatever the sign says, it is highly likely to get stolen.


Jerry S    Posted 05-18-2002 at 10:29:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I forgot to mention the other odd signs we have. They have some that say slow childeren at play. I hate to have my kids going to a school where they call the childeren slow.


WallSal55    Posted 05-18-2002 at 21:34:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
At the top of a country hill on a blacktop to
my parents house--is a black silhouette of a man
on a tractor with a straw hat on. It is the only one like it that I have ever seen.
Most signs along the road don't say prison or
jail. They have some other name!


DeadCarp    Posted 05-19-2002 at 03:13:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here's the one it reminded me of - poster for the Think-Off in New York Mills Mn.


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