Sign of Madness

Commuting days until retirement: 187

sign-not-in-useSeen today beside the motorway: a sign like the one in the illustration.

It wasn’t clear at all what it referred to, so we can only assume it refers to itself. But if it’s not in use…

How does the Department of Transport expect us to interpret these signs? I think we should be told. I have a mental picture of the people in government departments, faced with such difficult questions from the public, speaking as they used to in old films (and still do in some new films): “Let’s feed it into the computer and see what it comes up with.”

Result: nationwide systems failure, malfunctioning traffic lights, gridlock everywhere.

I think the Department of Transport should take on an adviser in philosophical logic to avoid these dire consequences.