I know this is way off topic, but it's an epiphany that cannot be left unsaid. It is not meant to slight or to mock. It is meerly an idea that came upon me in a rare and uncommonly lucid state of mind.
In the area where I live, there are many different ways the traffic is controlled. In traffic school, key is the color, or so I am told. Traffic control devices fall into three categories. They are informative, cautionary, and regulatory. Each type has a color, or set of colors as a theme, so to speak. The informative colors are blue, brown, and green. The cautionary color is yellow with black letters. The only regulatory devices are colored with black, white, and red. The lettering is generally black or white.
Imagine my confusion when I suddenly realized that every traffic light in this area is manufactured in a yellow housing. A green light in yellow housing we take for "go." A cautionary color combined with that which is informative. When the light is almost ready to tell us we must stop, the green light changes to yellow. No mysteries here. Caution. Be prepared to stop and clear the intersection. This all makes sense for the orderly and safe flow of traffic.
The chaos mounts when there's red and yellow. The colors ascribed to the United States Marine Corps. So, how are we to take this to mean stop? I submit that a logical conclusion is to storm and take the intersection much like Iwo Jima.
Just me thinkin'.
Categories: Jus' Me Sayin', Commentary, General
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