MC asked me for a STOP/GO sign this morning while he was out front with his Dad, helping build a new garden retaining wall ( with the bricks from the old kicked-down wall )
I figured he wanted to impede progress and be annoying, so of course, I was good for that.
Turns out he wanted to STOP TRAFFIC.
It was a lesson in disappointment, let me tell you.
So we concentrated on pedestrians. Which was interesting.
Women would always stop ( or slow considerably ) and say something like: "oh my gracious, a Stop Sign !, may I go now ?", to which they'd get a nod and the sign would flip to green for them to go.
Men, however, would barge on by, maybe saying "HELLO LITTLE BOY" in a booming man-type-voice, and TOTALLY NOT GET IT.
This was very disappointing, and before they were out of earshot, the boy would drop his shoulders and sigh in resignation and complain
"Man not stop. Ladies do's"
But we were saved by the friendly Garbo, who even ( illegally, i'm sure ) did a little stop/starting and followed the rules of sign-boy as his truck picked up our bins.
Now I feel bad that I didn't leave out a Christmas 6-pack of beer, like people used to in the 'olden days'. Well, we did.
Does anyone still leave out Christmas Cheer for the Garbo ?