Give Me A Sign

@WorDazza (15833)
Manchester, England
July 13, 2022 12:28pm CST
While driving along one of the main roads near me I noticed that the cats eyes had been removed from the road. Unusually observant of me you may think but I can't take the credit. The clue was in the large road-sign proclaiming "Cat's Eyes Removed". I did have to chuckle when some 50 yards further along the road some wag had erected their own sign saying "Mice Happy". Sadly I don't have a photograph of this as I was driving and I'm a responsible driver.(Responsible for accidents all over the Greater Manchester area. As the saying goes I've not been in an accident but I've seen plenty in my rear-view mirror!!) I have enormous respect for anyone who puts in so much effort to put a smile on the face of passing strangers. Well done whoever you are.
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@DaddyEvil (137145)
• United States
13 Jul 22
I had to look up what "cat's eyes" in the road meant. I'd never known there was a name for the reflective disks used to mark double yellow lines before. The responding sign would have made me laugh!
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@DaddyEvil (137145)
• United States
14 Jul 22
@WorDazza With the way the reflective cat's eyes get damaged and destroyed by traffic, how can anyone think that will be cost-effective?
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
13 Jul 22
They seem to be replacing them with actual lights (solar-powered I assume) on a lot of roads near me. Call me old-fashioned but there's an elegant simplicity to the original reflective cat's eyes.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 22
@DaddyEvil Maybe these days the cost of producing small solar powered LED lights is less than the reflective discs.
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@sica98 (2441)
• Malaysia
14 Jul 22
I just wish I was there to see it.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 22
If I'd had someone else in the car with me I would have got them to take a photograph to share here.
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@sica98 (2441)
• Malaysia
14 Jul 22
@WorDazza Maybe you do that the next time if something like this ever happens again and be the first to share it on mylot :).
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 22
@sica98 Actually, I've just had a thought. I can check my dashcam footage. If it hasn't been overwritten I should be able to get a still shot.
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@MALUSE (69416)
• Germany
13 Jul 22
English is not my native language. I had to read your post twice, but then I got it. Good one! :-)
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
13 Jul 22
I wonder how the person who made the sign would react if they knew I had given it an international audience.
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@MALUSE (69416)
• Germany
13 Jul 22
@WorDazza It's worth it. It's really funny!
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@JudyEv (325048)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Jul 22
I didn't get a photo either but there was a sign on the lawn outside a local church. It read 'No parking on the verge'. Someone had added an 'r' to 'verge' which I thought was pretty smart.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 22
That's brilliant. And I'm sure the verger was pleased they were being so well protected.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 22
@JudyEv Me too. Although there is also a little bit of jealousy that I didn't think of it.
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@JudyEv (325048)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Jul 22
@WorDazza I love clever signs like that.
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@Ronrybs (17815)
• London, England
13 Jul 22
These spur of the moment signs are usually the best.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
13 Jul 22
I just love the thought of someone chuckling to themselves as they bash away in their shed creating the sign. I hope they've hung around to see the reactions.
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13 Jul 22
Cats and mice don't mix.
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 22
I have two cats and can definitely say cats and most small animals don't mix. Our cats have killed mice, small birds, pigeons and even frogs!!
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@WorDazza (15833)
• Manchester, England
14 Jul 22
@ihasaquestion Yes, I sometimes think they won't be happy until they are the only species on the planet.
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14 Jul 22
@WorDazza Cats are exclusive animals..ha ha..
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