my favorite road sign

There is a new road sign along my evening commute, and it’s great. So great that when I couldn’t find a picture of it online, I downloaded a blank road sign picture and recreated it myself so I could share it with the world.

Look at this gem! What in the world does that even mean? I always guess it means something like: ‘you’re on a road; it’s pretty straight; in 20 units of unidentified measurement there will be another road on the right; nothing is to scale and no other units have been indicated, but at some point, probably shortly thereafter, there will also be a road on the left.’

The best part is that the placement of this sign is such that by the time you can see the sign, you can also clearly see the patch of road it appears to describe. (It has failed to represent the massive parking lot entrance/exit also on the left, along with the mystery turn lane in the middle of the road.)

And yet, every time I see it, I immediately think, ‘My favorite road sign!’ It’s trying, you know? I appreciate that.

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