Negotiation Of The Roundabout Is Not Uniform For All Vehicles
The feedback from last week’s article was very positive. Oh, of course, one person said he did not think my drive to the office was very interesting. Thank you to all who called and some who have come to see me in my office to express your appreciation for the article. Notice the Picture. The picture is showing a WeGo bus that is stuck in the roundabout. The front of the bus is touching the road sign and the rear of the bus is blocking traffic. The bus was stationary for at least one hour. The first question from the bus driver was, “Who thought this was a good idea?” The policemen asked the same question and according to the feedback I am receiving, many of you are asking the same question.
Last week, Edgar was stopped by a flagman while something was being completed on the project. As he drove forward he told the flagman that nobody wanted the roundabout. The flagman agreed and told Edgar, “I know everyone hates it. But we have to finish it before we can tear it out.” Oh, yeah! Now, how much money will be paid for that? Striping is being completed today. Someone asked why they were striping, with the possibility that the project will be destroyed or adjusted? The response was, “This is how we make money.” He was truthful.
Now some people ask, “Why are you so interested in this project?” I am concerned for my neighbors who live in the Plantation. I am just appalled by the waste of taxpayer dollars. I am a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. I notice the financial burden of any project. Waste of any limited asset, including money, is obtrusive to me. My practice is based on saving money for my clients. I research the tax law and apply the fundamentals of conservatism, and when budgeting for companies and individuals, I suggest the most conservative approach to save money. I really have no problem with the roundabout—I drive through Sawyer Brown Road daily. Since I do not turn onto Todd Pries, the traffic flow is not abated by the lack of space for my automobile. But, if I were to see someone running down the street while throwing one-hundred dollar bills in the air, you can bet that I would notice it.
Now, just for fun, let us turn to some levity. My friend Don sent some interesting information that follows.
Do you know what PARAPROSDOKIANS are? This is the first time I have heard about paraprosdokians, and I like them. Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and is frequently humorous. (Winston Churchill loved them.) The following are some Paraprosdokians:
- Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.
- The last thing I want to do is hurt you…but it is still on my list.
- Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear to be bright until you hear them speak.
- If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.
- We never really grow up….we only learn how to act in public.
- War does not determine who is right, only who is left.
- I did not say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
- While filling out an application, where the question was, “In case of emergency notify ____. I answered, “a doctor.”
- You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive more than once.
- Formerly, I was indecisive, but now I am just not so sure.
- You are never too old to learn something stupid. And finally,
- I know I am supposed to respect my elders, but it is getting harder and harder for me to find one now.
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