Tuesday, January 11, 2011

News Story Of The Day: Sign Gives Drivers The Finger

Unintentional. Right.

From Juicy Trixx and KXLY.



Crossing Sign Giving Drivers 'Bronx Salute'


SPOKANE, Wash. -- An electronic crosswalk sign near the Maple Street Bridge is apparently showing its disapproval of either the weather and / or local drivers by giving people the "Bronx Salute."

The crossing sign, located in downtown Spokane in the northbound lanes of Maple south of the Maple Street Bridge, has been somehow modified so when the "Don’t Walk" hand is displayed, only the upraised middle finger is visible.

City of Spokane spokesperson Marlene Feist says that street department personnel think the electronic sign may have snow somehow wedged into the sign, obscuring all but the palm and raised middle finger.

Feist added that clearly the display is “unintentional.”

As to when that packed snow will get removed so the sign will no longer be giving drivers a Bronx salute, the people responsible for fixing the sign – the city’s Streets Department – are keeping busy unpacking snow off roads in Browne’s Addition.

3 comments:

  1. HA HA HA! I can't really blame the sign. I feel that way about the weather today too. :D

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  2. I'm with you, Daisy! If I had one of those big foam finger thingies (the middle finger, of course) I would walk around waving it at this icky weather. And I'd throw in a "Bronx cheer" for good measure!

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