Saturday, November 28, 2009

Take that, overprotective parents!

Hah! Our nemesis, the stupid little plastic stick-figure child cutout with a little flag that was put out in the road all summer long to tell everyone that someone's oh-so-special kids might be playing in the road like idiots, has fallen over! Thanks to the wind. Thanks, wind!

I don't know why we've developed such a hatred for the stupid thing, but it's completely obnoxious and I can't wait for them to finally decide it's too cold and bring the dumb thing in. Once they put a large rock behind this thing - and put it in the middle of one lane of the road - which would have inflicted major damage on someone's car had they hit it. And I don't know about you, but seeing these types of idiotic things just makes me want to drive faster.

People - if you think the speed limit is too high in your neighborhood, go to a town meeting or get a petition started to commission a traffic study! Don't just put out a passive-aggressive fluorescent green creepy plastic kid imported from China, resulting in air and, eventually, water pollution that will be much more harmful to your kids than the occasional speeding motorist.

There, I've said my piece. Happy Thanksgiving! We're giving thanks for the smiting of our enemy, Traffic Child.


Sarah said...

The photo is classic.

We hate them too. And everytime I see one, I fight the urge to plow into it with my car.

Iris said...

I've never seen this horrible thing! You have more patience than I would, I think.

The Tall Skinny House said...

I just laughed out loud at your post. :) Those parents could put their cut out away and actually watch their children...what a novel idea!

BlackDog's Photographer said...

I’ve never seen one of those before but I had to laugh. It reminds me of an old friend who use to sarcastically tell snotty little kids to go play out in the street and maybe get hit by a car. No it wasn’t a nice thing of her to say but your post reminded me of that.

goosefairy said...

omg, right? what IS it with people. in my neighborhood the people treat the street as their personal sidewalk and give you dirty looks as you drive by if they have to move over! another thing that i JUST DON'T GET: parents who WALK IN THE STREET with the kid on the STREET side! damn. if you don't want the kid you should have given it some thought and used protection!

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Jennifer said...

:) Makes me smile. I hate things like that!