Friday, January 16, 2009

Around the Way Girl


Dear Palmdale,

It's a roundabout, not rocket science. Let's all take a minute, stop painting our cars glittery green, and do some good old fashioned learning. Oh- and you in the leased Escalade rollin' on dubs...I'm talking to you too. I have faith that you can get it.

Notice, there are no stop signs, only yield signs. That's the entire point of a roundabout...keep people moving. Roundabout, not stop about, and certainly not stop at each street. Check to your left and if no one is coming, get in there. This might mean you need to re-adjust the gun rack in the back window of your truck, but that's okay. Safety first. And contrary to popular belief, Palmdale is not some third world country where whoever honks first gets the right of way. This is America. Land of the Free. Home of the Brave. We have rules and laws. Your mother wasn't lying, they are for your own good.

Then, when you get to your desired destination, simply break away to the right and move it along. Not hard. I know you can do it.

Here is a picture tutorial for those who are literacy challenged. Follow the red (or blue) arrow. I know that most things in this town are built on the grid system, so this newfandangled curvy business is new to most of us, but don't fight progress.


Come on, P-dale...you are my people. I believe in you. Let's show the world that we are not as backwards as they think we are. We can handle a roundabout. Oh-Yes, we can!

That is all.

Happy Trails,
Jill

12 comments:

mamachick said...

LOL!!! I think it's America that needs to learn about these things--remember the one they put in on Center Street and 9th East in Provo??? Insanity...

Rachael said...

They are a scary thing because of the idiots out there who don't get them!
Look at you on a blogging roll!!!

Jillian said...

I know! It's amazing how much time I can waste now that I am back at work.

Uhhhh wait, don't spread that around.

Maursupial said...

Your faith in the ability of Palmdalians to understand the intricacy of the roundabout might be misplaced. Keep hope alive though.

Tricia B. said...

Jill you're hilarious! However I do believe with the first commenter - everyone around the world needs help with the complexity of roundabouts, well lets just say driving in general.

becky said...

this is freakin HE-LAR-EE-US!! I love this post complete with picture demo and all!!!

Sara said...

There is a roundabout in Boston that always got me caught. I could never get over in time to get to my exit, so sometimes I'd have to ride around 3 or 4 times before I could get out.

kmk said...

You need to reference the European Vacation movie - classic round about scene! " I Can Not Get Left!"
Is it really called a "round-about?" I never knew the offical term - hmm, learned something new.

Jillian said...

You see Sara...yours is a problem with execution. What amazing to me is the random stopping, the left turns and honking.

Andrea said...

We were cracking up at this...so funny!

sherry said...

Palmdale California?

Jillian said...

The one and only.