Sunday, September 03, 2006

Back To School

It's that time of year again, when the local safety-conscious parental units go nuts, stocking up on this stuff, and draping it all over the place in the hopes that vehicle drivers will slow down, pay attention, and not run over the offspring.

Like brightly-colored tinsel on the tree -- and just as biodegradable -- the yellow (and sometimes red) tape gets strung all over the stop signs, traffic lights, playground signs, school signs, lamp posts, picket fencing, mesh fencing, pedestrian crossing signs... I swear, if you stand still in one place for too long, someone with a roll of danger tape will come along and drape you!

I'm beginning to think that the real meaning of Labor Day is that it's the day when every parent in the country loses perspective, and is driven to festoon his immediate neighborhood in yellow and red. That, and the official opening of the Christmas season (Halloween season officially opened two weeks ago. No, I'm not kidding!). But that's another post, hopefully for someone else to do.

I don't happen to have any red or yellow danger tape. But I don't want flattened kids all over the roads, either. So, in the spirit of keeping everyone safe, I'll just post this reminder that originated somewhere during my childhood:

Cars Can't Think
Kids Don't Think
You Think


Blogger Daz said...

Maybe they should use that on the caution tape.

Sunday, September 03, 2006 6:39:00 PM  

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