Who HASN’T made fun of the drivers that drive 60mph up to the entrance of the Squirrel Hill tunnel and then suddenly hit their brakes as they enter it?
(The weird thing is, if we all make fun of those drivers, who in the heck ARE those drivers????)
But let’s not digress too far from the photo above.
While 99.091230876% of us are trying to STOP drivers from slowing down at the tunnel entrance, here’s an official sign that says “BE PREPARED TO STOP!” But that sign, as you can see, is preceded by a “MAINTAIN SPEED THRU TUNNELS” sign….. HUH????? Do I hit the gas or ride the brake????
(Remember that line from the movie Animal House..”Well what the hell we s’posed ta do, ya moron?)
OK… for the sake of argument, let’s say this makes sense to me and I do as the signs instruct…I maintain my speed through the tunnel but should be prepared to stop. And WHY should I be prepared to stop? Because there are even MORE SIGNS TO READ!!!!!
With all this signage how is anyone supposed to pay attention to maintaining their speed when entering the tunnel? More importantly, with all these signs, how is anyone supposed to concentrate on the song on the radio or Pandora as they enter the tunnel so that, when the signal picks back up on the other side of the tunnel, we never missed a beat and are singing in the exact spot that the song is on??????????
All that we know is, no wonder people are afraid to enter the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, the road leading us up to the entrance is basically lined with deck of reading flash cards and the REAL fear is that Sister Anecita, from 4th grade, is on the other side to give us a reading pop quiz, Ya Jagoffs!!!
Thanks to @HondaZombie for being our Honorary Jagoff Catcher today.
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