If At First You Don’t Succeed…

English: A peeling yield sign on a street corn...
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Seen in the parking lot of a brand new department store, painted on the ground at a crosswalk in letters 4 feet tall: YELD

Close, but not close enough. The next week I drove through the same parking lot and found it was changed.  They had painted an I between the existing letters. Now it read YEILD.

About two months later they finally fixed it. The old lettering was painted over with black and freshly painted on top of that was the word STOP.

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  1. sell gardel says

    No is a powerful word. Using it too frequently as a adults dulls its power both as a useful word (Much as the word “stop” is used above). More children need to hear it in situations that exhibit its power so when they choose to use it (and read here, NEED to use it) as a protective device, it retains its power and they use it with confidence. Research shows the word NO and the word STOP often end abuse attempts. If we could give back the power of the word, that would be great.

  2. jinger says

    If a car around, I obey all traffic laws, regardless if I agree with them or not. One exception — I rarely run red lights, but will sometimes treat them as yield signs in the early morning hours due to the danger of a rear-end collision.

    On the other hand, I will treat a stop sign as a yield sign IF there are no cars within sight. I do this both for safety and because I want to increase the bad reputation of cyclists breaking traffic laws.

  3. spearenten says

    Dam I need a quicker way to snap picks. Car back fired and like 12 rabbits took off in all directions across parking lot. Surreal.

  4. bmwei says

    It seems that sailing is very similar to driving. Cars that have the green light have the right of way, or ones that are turning. I think that boats that have the right of way should not think of themselves as invincible, because their boat may still collide if other sailers are not paying attention or cannot control their direction/speed. Boats that have the right of way should still remain vigilant to their surroundings.

  5. templici says

    Who has the right of way in a bike lane when a jogger is in it? Plus there is a sidewalk available…why cant the jogger b on the sidewalk?