Category: signs & portents
What has it got in its pockets, precious?
Discovered in my coat pocket this morning. This is the the same coat I wear for work most days. I have no idea how they got there.
I recognise the badge – I did Russian at school and there was a class trip to Moscow & St Petersburg but at the time it was too expensive for us so I didn’t go. Friends did and one of them brought this back. The text reads ‘Moscow – City of Heroes’ and I’ve had it for at nearly 30 years. How it ended up in my coat…
As for the dime, I’ve got a pot of foreign notes & coins which occasionally the kids get out and go through. Perhaps this got dropped out of it then picked up later, thinking it was a 5p.
Either that, or the Universe is trying to tell me something. I just wish it works be slightly less cryptic…
Sign o’ the times
Often, whilst out driving, the kids will ask questions. Oh, so many questions. Recently, they asked what that sign meant.
“Oh, that’s the sign for a speed camera”
It struck me that it’s a really odd sign. It depicts a old large-format film camera with bellows attached – a bit like a Brownie and to a person of a certain age, it’s immediately apparent that it’s a camera. To the kids? No idea. They’ll learn it as part of their driving test, of course, but it’s still weirdly anachronistic.
What makes it even stranger is Britain’s first speed camera was switched on in 1992.
Not that long ago surely that the sign needed to depict a vintage camera?
Have you noticed any other weird signs? Do you know why the speed camera sign features such an old camera?
The sign for a level crossing without a gate or barrier features a steam train. Now, much as I adore steam trains (quite a lot, really), when was the last time you saw one?
Slippery road. This one has always troubled me. The tyre marks crossing over just aren’t possible!
And finally (as they say on the news), I discovered this. No explosives. Good advice generally, I’d have thought. Do we really need a sign for it?
take it to the line
take it to the line, Barnsley Road, Wakefield.