Sunday, February 7, 2010

Seniors Are...

As you can plainly see, seniors are dangerous people

You must watch for them! They could come at you with their canes. In fact, maybe one took a whack at the top of this sign. OUCH!

I hope I'm not offending anyone, but this sign made me chuckle when I first saw it and took this photo. And then I chuckled again when I saw it as I was going through my archives.

22 comments:

Mama Zen said...

How funny!

Tom said...

It as a charm all of its own.... I had to smile at how the folks had been drawn... great capture.

Nice to have had the chance to stop by today... and great to see your past pictures to.

Tom

Cezar and Léia said...

Funny! :)
Léia

WILBO43 said...

Yes, senior people can be very dangerous, but mostly verbally. I wonder what they want motorists to do about it. Funny.

Paulie said...

It's probably a neighborhood where lots of seniors live. The sign being that shape didn't have the room to write pedestrians. I don't find it funny. Lots of people need this reminder.

Paulie said...

I didn't realize that I had missed so many of your entries. . . I left comments on 4 more below. I will try to be more observant of when you post.

judi said...

Rather British looking! ... :D

Jan said...

It's true.

Leif Hagen said...

I've seen deer crossings, moose crossings, snowmobile crossing, bike crossings .... but never "senior crossings!" I'll have to tell my buddy Jacob of Ocala about that one!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes---You better beware of US OLD PEOPLE...Those canes can get pretty wicked!!!! ha ha... Cute sign and post.
Hugs,
Betsy

BJ Roan said...

Too funny!

Jacob said...

Being close to the age at which someone might deign to call me a "senior," I find this not offensive, but insufficient.

"Watch for seniors"? Why? To make sure they get out in the road where you can run them over?

To laugh at their miserable attempts to navigate icy streets?

So you can beat them to the "early bird" specials at the restaurants?

I mean, really!

I think everyone definitely ought to watch for seniors - in order to lend a helping hand, or to give them some extra cash, or even a golf cart if necessary!

Now the problem of seniors getting clobbered is much worse in Minneesota. I'm sure you understand. I mean Hagen from Eagan lives there. That should explain lots of stuff.

It's so cold in Minneesota that most seniors don't dare go outside from Sept. 1 to June 1. That means they're hard to catch. So, in Eagan, for example, "they" set out hot cherry pies on tree stumps when the temperature gets to zero (F) and when a senior is tempted to come out of his/her dwelling to get the pie, "they" jump out from behind a tree and scare the poor senior to death.

And that's why you see so few seniors in Eagan.

Well, except for Hagen. He doesn't look all that old, but it's no wonder after all the facelifts he's had!

Leif Hagen said...

Seems to me that our senior CDP blogger has A LOT of experience commenting on blogs, in fact a longggg history of it! He sure does like to pontificate, non? I think he was having a senior moment during his comment but what do I know at my "junior age?" But I do love Seniors after all since I do sell a lot of Medicare supplements to Seniors and Seniors need health insurance, too! I don't go to "old country buffet" to I don't know about tempting Seniors with cherry pie! We do tease and pick on the Seniors that we like even the Seniors from Florida. Hug ya' Jacob the Senior
: - )

Lorna said...

Not only can they come after you with their canes, they can apparently make their escape by powerwalking north and east.

As a senior though, I have to object to the 1950s stereotyping.

Rose said...

You made me laugh, and made my husband chuckle when I read it to him....not bad coming after the Colts losing the Super Bowl...

kaye said...

what a fun capture. I think they should have a sign that has a senior on a scooter.

Day4plus said...

Oh too funny but so true. they just meander ya know. MB

Leora said...

I greatly enjoy this - you are bringing back memories of my grandmother in her bright purple coat meeting us in Manhattan.

Now it's my father who's dangerous - uh, oh, how can I help him now...

Louis la Vache said...

Rumor has it that in Ocala, Florida, they have signs posted showing the outline of Jacob in a golf cart warning "Watch for Jacob".

He is rumored to be notorious for driving the golf cart erratically.

«Louis» knows those rumors are true because he started them himself.

Happily Retired Gal said...

I've never seen such a sign, but I know of some areas here in Southern California where it SHOULD be posted for sure!
Hugs and blessings,

Nukke said...

In here I must say that old men who still drive car in age 75-80 are dangerours ! They don't react so quick anymore and don't notice what happens so quickly. And traffic is fast nowadays. Some people have Alzheimer and they still drive familiar roads. We have signs drive slowly children paly here but no signs about old people :) I think people are so used to speed limits that this kind of sign is VERY USEFULL to remain people to drive slowly here !!! Very nice pic !

Jarart said...

The picture made me laugh and then when I read the comments from Hagen and Jacob, I laughed harder.
It does look to me like the seniors on the sign are going the wrong way. Maybe someone should tell them.

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