Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Wide Blue Line

There is a suburb to the city that I live in which has a problem with revenue. For years now, they've been telling their residents "Shop here! Spend your money in our city!"

The problem is that there's just not that much there...a liquor store, a smallish run-down grocery store, a couple of convenience stores...plus the next suburb over has lower city taxes and a greater variety of merchants, so it's not surprising that many residents go elsewhere to spend their money.

So, this cash strapped suburb decided about a year ago that its residents needed to know exactly when they left its boundaries. So the city administration decided that a big blue boundary line would be painted on each and every street.

I go to the YMCA in this suburb, and I've been wondering why the heck the streets are painted blue in places. So now I know...and you do too. (Would signs have been so difficult? I know our literacy rate isn't THAT low!)

Oh, and those monkeys? They're my donation to craftersforcritters.com, a group that sells handicrafts to benefit retired greyhounds.

6 comments:

Rhodester said...

greyhounds as in the busses or the dogs?

Can I get you to sew together a bunch of sock monkeys for MY retirement fund? I don't have a 401k, which is really kind of pathetic.

Jodie said...

Yes, those poor broken down buses have no where to go, when they could have long, fulfilling lives ahead of them...

:D

Keeefer said...

ahhhhh retired greyhounds, sleeping by the fire, drinking with the boys, chewing over an old hare.....gawd bless em.

The blue line thing is insane, why has no one painted a blue line in the wrong place just to confuse the issue?

Gone Away said...

They lied to you, Jodie. The blue line actually indicates the area that has been chosen as the next alien spacecraft crash site...

Jodie said...

Judging by the people who live there, I'd say the space aliens have not only landed, but they've taken over.

Rusty said...

Mmm, maybe they are planned an electric fence next.

Prison is fun, right?