WW: Juggling on a unicycle in a construction zone? {linky}

by Raylene on August 14, 2012 · 13 comments

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This sign was set up here in Lethbridge in a construction zone. My daughter (13yrs) REALLY honestly and truly thought it looked like a clown on unicycle riding across a tightrope over water while juggling. But her question that tipped me of she didn’t really understand the sign was, “Mom, why would someone be juggling in a construction zone?” She has a very valid point, on all accounts, I’d say. I’m never surprised by the goofy-ness of construction signs in Alberta.

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1 Tarasview August 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM

well why WOULDN’T you juggle in a construction zone? *snicker*

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2 orangeheromama August 14, 2012 at 9:02 PM

haha! I’m going to need to show my kids this and see what they think! (if they fall for it!)

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3 Randa August 15, 2012 at 8:13 AM

There is a lot of goofyness in Alberta for sure.

Thanks for linking up with The Bewitchin’ Kitchen!

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4 Good Girl Gone Green August 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Tee Hee! :)

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5 Sarah August 15, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Ha ha! Hilarious!!

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6 Christopher Govina August 15, 2012 at 2:29 PM

I’ll give it a try. I believe it is a warning for motorcyclists about that dreaded road constuction hazard, “grooved pavement”. It is loud and causes you to swerve even if you are in a car”. I like your daughters suggestion though, it makes more sense

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7 Raylene August 15, 2012 at 2:42 PM

You’re exactly right Christopher. I knew what it meant, and so I’d never even looked at it very closely. It was only after she mentioned this that I looked again and thought – “Yah, that’s a pretty goofy sign. ” I’ve seen a different one with triangular bumps on the bottom, and a less geometric, more realistic looking motorcycler.

I love it when I get a good glimpse into how my kiddos are thinking, and seeing life through their eyes is always very interesting!

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8 Dexie August 15, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Haha, yes, why indeed :)

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9 Mommy Outside August 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Love that one! I’m finding it so odd to see all of the new moose crossing signs in Saskatchewan! I also get pretty amused by the dear crossing ones because the angle of the deer jumping seems to vary quite a bit. Do deer in certain areas jump higher than others?

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10 Scott September 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM

I knew it. i was trying to explain to my coworkers about a sign that always looked to me like a guy on a unicycle juggling. No matter what I searched I could not find the road sign. So I finally just googled “road sign guy on a unicycle juggling” and this popped up. I was so relieved to see that I am not the only one that sees it the same way!

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11 Raylene September 22, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Yup, Scott, that’s what it looks like to us! LOL! Glad we could help. :)

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