Sunday, March 30, 2008

But those with biscuits should go straight ahead

Stephanie turned 50 today (well, yesterday, technically) so I don't want to say too much about what being one's 50s is like. It would be tactless. I have been in this challenging decade for *cough*several*cough* years now and the dispatches from the front are not exactly full of sweetness and light.

However, one of the more manageable aspects of being this age is that even if you started life with excellent vision, by now almost everyone has started to see the world less clearly. This, of course, has its up side. There are many things you're glad you can't see properly.

But I wear my driving glasses diligently, so I did get rather a shock today when, chugging slowly out along Port Road in the early afternoon and idly watching the footy traffic inching along in the left-hand lane as they all prepared to turn off onto the road that would take them to the stadium, I saw out of the corner of my fifty-something eye a blinking traffic sign that said

TURN LEFT
WITH CAKE

5 comments:

Stephanie Trigg said...

Oh! I want that t-shirt!!

Anonymous said...

I suppose you responded by doing a doughnut?

ocky said...

Friend of mine, while on the Nepean Highway in Melbourne, stopped at some traffic lights and was pleased to read a sign: "Stop Here and Wait for Green Arrow"

We're not sure what superpowers the Green Arrow has, because he never turned up. Stuck in traffic, I guess.

Ampersand Duck said...

Once, in the wee hours of the morning, after driving a very long taxi shift, I waited for at least ten minutes for a stop sign to turn green.

I hope you took that as a sign (heh, sorry) and went straight to the local luscious cake shop.

Zoe said...

My fave road sign.