"Egel-Eyed" Bradley from The Egel's Nest not only bestowed his awesome award on me a few weeks ago, but he also sent me this photo of a local street sign he passes by on his daily rounds.
This is very cool since my name isn't exactly popular. I've met only one other Maureen in real life.
Yes, it's lonely.
It can be frustrating at times too. I mean, ever try to find your name in those kiosks of cheapo keychains, personalized pencils or teenie-tiny novelty licence plates? Unless you're Kathy, Susan, John or Mark, you're probably out of luck. 99% of the time, I can't find "Maureen" on anything personalized which absurdly makes me want that crap even more.
And I don't think I've ever seen my name on a street sign before either, come to think of it.
In OUR nieghborhood, there is a disturbing new trend. The streets are being named after ... gagggg ... Local City Councillors.
Yup. Politicians names splattered across our fine young development. And not just during election time in gaudy colors on flimsy cardboard posters. Nope. There they are, in big black letters on shiny metal posts. To ensure they are recognized, they don't just use their last names either. Oh, no. These extra-long (and more expensive, of course) signs display their FULL names, first and last.
I would have loved to be at that historic City Council meeting where they nominated each other to be enshrined for ever-more in Civic History, or at the very least now have the ability to point to themselves on the City map.
Then again, maybe not. I would have gone crazy listening to the same Great Thinkers that came up with the necessity for this sign:
Thank goodness it was there.
I might have actually walked off the safe pavement and onto that strange and dangerous squishy green stuff.
More than likely, I would have smacked my face straight INTO the sign...
Maybe they should post another sign that warns me of the "Sidewalk Ends" sign.
Excuse me whilst I ring up my Local City Councillor to rectify the situation ... whoever the hell that is.
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