My World Tuesday: Crossing that Walk

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We're simple people, my daughter and I. Small things can amuse this. This crosswalk is an example of a small amusement. Or should I say this solar-powered talking crosswalk manufactured by Stop Experts Incorporated. "Stop Experts? There are experts on stopping?" My daughter was beside herself with laughter. Her little dog wondered what the joke was. He can't read.

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I forget to mention the sign is bilingual. The lady inside who does the talking is not,  however. Illiterate speakers of Spanish are out of luck at this intersection; illiterate speakers of English stand a chance.  (I note that none of the sentences above have end punctuation. Anyway....)

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If you follow directions and are polite to The Driver, you can continue on your way enjoying the very beautiful gardens that line the streets of Historic Wilmington. 

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If you keep walking and turn this way and that way and again and keep going, you might come across the very beautiful St. James Parish church, in the garden of which stood a state of St. Francis. This is a lovely place for illiterate dogs confused about humans who laugh for no apparent reason as they competently, politely, cross the street.

My  World Tuesday

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  1. What a wonderful laugh to start my day, Sandy! Yes, we definitely see things the much the same! How funny! Love the picture of your daughter and doggy!! Hope you have a lovely day!

    Sylvia

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  2. What a fun walk you had. I am sure you felt very confident crossing that street since the sign told you all you needed to know about crossing. The politeness factor is in itself hysterical. I am sure the driver who had to stop appreciated not having so many bumps in the road. tee hee

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  3. lol! loved the pics and your excellent commentary!!

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  4. Anonymous12:13 PM

    That is funny! Love the way the stop experts aim to teach stopping and manners!

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  5. Looks like a lovely walk in spite of the direction sign. . . we have signs like that on one of our busy streets. It makes me feel empowered that I CAN STOP huge cars by pushing the button. The reason there is no punctuation is because it is A LIST, not sentences. :o)

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  6. we recently saw on the door of a shop: we are closed. thanks for your visit and please come again :)))))

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  7. LOL...love this post. Your comments are excellent...


    My entry is here

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  8. Neat post which gave a smile and chuckle, then there;s a + beautiful gardens.

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  9. I was smiling just reading about this crossing sign. Thanks for the smiles.

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  10. My son used to go to the neighborhood. He doesn't want to jay walk, because he thinks the people in the houses around the traffic lights spy on the students and will report to the principal. Even On holidays and weekends.

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  11. next the signs will talk back to us...lol!

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  12. I especially love a kid who has a great sense of humour. Your daughter must be a lot of fun to be spend time with!

    Isn't it a shame we have to be TOLD to thank the driver?

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  13. I love that you and your adorable daughter had a good laugh together over that silly sign.

    I am now:

    1. Pushing The "Publish Your Comment" Button
    2. Waiting For Blogger To Accept It
    3. Carefully Checking The List Of Comments To Be Sure That Mine Is Among The Others
    4. Thanking You, Sandy For Such An Amusing Post

    ;)

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  14. Wasn't there a song, "signs, signs, everywhere there's signs..." or something like that. I like how you strung several things together in this post.

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  15. Funny and interesting, Sandy. The crosswalk is so nice, never seen nothing like that! Here we have just a button to press and we cross the road. Beautiful all the pictures.

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  16. Oh, that was amusing.;) These signs should be posted here in Denmark to teach the aggressive and angry drivers to be more considered. If I ever thanked the driver here he would most likely have me committed, hehe.;)
    xoxo

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  17. Sandy,

    Thank you for this explanation.

    At first, I thought the sign looked like an automated crossing for robots, who have little use for punctuation. Even the defining book of their kind, "I Robot" by Isaac Asimov, included a comma between the two words when it was published in 1950, but now it is usually omitted.

    Then, I saw immediately the value of the St. Francis statue to comfort illiterate animals. From Wikipedia: "In 1224, [St. Francis of Assisi] received the stigmata, making him the first person to bear the wounds of Christ's Passion. He died in 1226 while singing Psalm 141. He is known as the patron saint of animals ... and it is customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of 4 October."

    And finally I observed that perhaps Adella has spent too much time with her pooch: the lower portion of her face has apparently morphed into the image of a dachshund. It is not unattractive, but she may`need to spend money on shaving supplies, I think.

    Warm regards,

    -Greg

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  18. Absolutely love the entire post!!

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  19. Miss Star took pics of my art on my walls. All 70 of them So many and I live in a small apt. All im PDF for the book I will put 100 in the book I have 15 chapters first draft. But nust go to Va hospital for a nonth. A delay. I will write some pages if they have reader talker computer somewhere.
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  20. I liked this post. It is the "simple" pleasures, and they are everywhere!

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  21. 'Stop Experts' that did make me laugh!

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  22. Each word is capitalized so I guess they didn't think they needed end punctuation, lol. I can't believe that you have a dog who is unable to read! I am shocked! :0)

    Fun day and stroll with your youngin. :)

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