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What a difference a letter makes
May 4, 2012 - Brad Siddons
I took the photo running with this blog on my daughter's smart phone while we were motoring east on I-80 Friday afternoon. Chelsea was driving (she loves to blitz down the interstate) so it was left to me to grab the shot with what amounts to the still camera of choice these days.
I had driven to Slippery Rock earlier in the day to fetch Chelsea home for a major Siddons family event: Older sister Sarah graduating from Penn State on Saturday. Chelsea, our youngest, is just finishing her freshman year at Slippery Rock. The oldest, Leah, graduated from Shippensburg two years ago. Another big college weekend. We are blessed to be able to educate our children at so many fine schools of higher learning. Only in America.
So anyway, we passed this PennDOT vehicle earlier and missed the chance to capture this message that made me grateful I wasn't driving. Yes, I about lost it laughing, but I don't even want to hint at what some folks' reactions might be. We caught up with the truck again after pausing at a rest stop, and the second time was the charm. Clearly the sign was supposed to warn drivers that fresh lines had just been applied to the road somewhere, but the words on the back of that truck conveyed a very different message. All for the lack of one letter. What does that message say to you?
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Taken on I-80 Friday afternoon.