Friday, December 07, 2007
We'd Be Two-thirds There!
I walk to work most days, crossing a two-lane road that has become busier as the years have gone by. The housing boom in our area might be good for the economy, but it isn't so good for the traffic. And somehow it seems that the more cars there are, the faster they go.
Anyway, they did put a crosswalk in to help us be safe as we walk to work, but many days I say to myself, "I'm going to get killed here one day!"
This morning was no exception. As I reached the other side, I met Joyce who was coming my way.
Me: Joyce, one day one of us is going to get killed here.
Joyce: Yes, and then we'd be one-third the way to getting it fixed.
Me: What do you mean?
Joyce: They said after three pedestrian deaths, they would put in a stop light!
Me: Well, then, if we both get killed, we'd be two-thirds there!