Saturday, January 22, 2011

Street Sign


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Roy said:
OK, I bite. What's it mean

Carl said...

I assume "Burqa crossing," but I don't know what that means.

MaxedOutMama said...

Does that mean "Speed up and hit her" or "Slow down and miss her if she's properly dressed?"

It would be less confusing if it weren't for what appears to be a traffic signal warning above.

Carl said...

My guess is this: it is a warning--cautioning drivers about the possibility that there may be veiled women in the cross-walk who can't actually see you coming.

Warren said...

Not a veiled woman. That's a decidedly manly stride and swing of the arms.

My guess is that it's the 12th Imam. Notice how his feet are not yet touching the ground.

When he approaches, the lights in the triangle above him will change from red, to yellow and then to green when he's returned. It's sort of like those staging lights for drag racing.

Anonymous said...

Roy said:
I like those meanings far better than the more likely meaning of there being a traffic signal and crosswalk ahead. But why only a burqa covered women? They figure the guys (and kids) can dodge?

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MaxedOutMama said...

If it's a full on burga, with only the eye slit, the women probably can't see the traffic very well. So it's probably a slow-down warning, which makes the traffic signal look in context.

And Warren, given the driving habits in some ME countries, those women would be well advised to adopt a very athletic approach to their road crossing endeavors. I can only imagine how much fun it must be to be enveloped in black thing in 100 degree in-the-shade temps crossing a paved road. If they didn't move quickly, they would roast even if they didn't get hit.

Bob in LA said...

I do believe men wear those dress-things in that country. And they hold hands, too.

Warren said...

Night garb should be a reflective burqa. Mylar would be nice. They'd look like baked potatoes crossing the road.

Carl said...

M_O_M, about a third of the burqa's are veiled in addition to the eye slit. And you're right about the driving--they act as if the tort rule is that non-natives are at fault for any accident.

Gringo said...

And you're right about the driving--they act as if the tort rule is that non-natives are at fault for any accident.

I have read that the response of local authorities when a furriner is involved in an accident is, "If hadn't been in our country, the accident wouldn't have occurred."

I suppose that they are only slightly worse drivers than one finds in the Boston area.