Some weird thoughts on Pedestrian Crossing sign

russian sign
Budennovsk, Russian Federation
February 25, 2016 2:05pm CST
I was reading the post of Anna @LadyDuck about Frog Crossing and remembered one of the topic for my discussions. Thanks for reminding me of that! Well, i have visited several European countries and noticed one thing when I was abroad last time. Pedestrain Crossing sign! Many countries depicts a figure on the sign having suitcase (i am not sure about suitcase), boots and a hat. It gripped my attention once. I thought:" Hey, look at this sign...The figure wears boots and a hat. But Russian figure doesn't have anything at all - just a simple figure without any belongings! Why is that? Can it be explained with European/International differences in mentality? They depict an everyday sign, that should follow only one purpose - to inform about the certain action, but they don't forget to add some humane treatment to this metal shield. They depict the figure like typical representative of their land. The figure has a job, can afford to buy boots and a hat. But Russian sign is a sexless creature without any belongings. It is poor as a church mouse. Like many ordinary russians". As my dictionary says : "that's another of my foibles"
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@MALUSE (21124)
• Denmark
25 Feb 16
Please try to remember where you saw that traffic sign. German pedestrian signs also show only a figure, no boots, no hat, no nothing.
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• Budennovsk, Russian Federation
25 Feb 16
what about that one? i couldn't mix up the symbols from traffic light in Berlin. Yes, it is not a metal shield, but anyway
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@MALUSE (21124)
• Denmark
25 Feb 16
@TypicalRussian It's cold under ground. Therefore you should wear a coat. :-)
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
26 Feb 16
@TypicalRussian I think that this is a traffic light.
@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
25 Feb 16
Thanks for mentioning me. I cannot remember how are our pedestrian crossing signs, but if I remember well it is very similar to the one in your picture, no hat, no suitcase, no boots.
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• Budennovsk, Russian Federation
25 Feb 16
yes, some signs in other countries are also without any personal things. But they definitely do have some signs with these belongings. Here we don't have any signs with boots or hat at all. Funny pic:
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@AnneEJ (5212)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Feb 16
@TypicalRussian That is a cute one
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@LadyDuck (81672)
• Switzerland
26 Feb 16
@TypicalRussian This sign could be in Switzerland, hedgehogs are protected and this is a warning to drivers.
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@AnneEJ (5212)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Feb 16
Very interesting. I think our school crossing signs show children with a school bag in hand.
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• Budennovsk, Russian Federation
25 Feb 16
we have only this one for children
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@AnneEJ (5212)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Feb 16
@TypicalRussian So I guess that works for a school or park or anywhere children will be crossing.
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@Jessicalynnt (46645)
• Centralia, Missouri
26 Feb 16
to me that sign says Man Jumping Hurdles!
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@Platespinner (14090)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
26 Feb 16
Ours only show a figure. No extra details at all.
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25 Feb 16
It's odd that I now can't picture our signs. I suppose because I see them everyday I just don't notice them anymore. I remember going to Czechoslovakia {as it was then} and falling in love with their signs because they had far more character and personality than ours!
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@Lucky15 (30015)
• Philippines
25 Feb 16
I am thinking...maybe they pedestrian signs must be specific with whowill cross
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