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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 03:00 PM
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so we put a little plastic yellow caution man in the street to warn drivers of the down wires
we have a little plastic yellow caution "man" that cautions drivers to slow down. it's meant for children at play, but irene uprooted a neighbor's tree, which crossed the road and took down the power lines, which are hanging dangerously low in the street.

so we put the yellow man in the street to warn drivers before they reach the hazard.



should i be surprised that in less than 24 hours our little yellow man was stolen?

file it under "no good deed goes unpunished."
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 03:05 PM
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1. Count your blessings...
..someone could conclude that "Hey, your wisdom teeth would look really good in the room at the frat", and then you'd be in real trouble.
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ncrainbowgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 03:21 PM
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2. Well... at least you didn't get ticketed.
Seriously. Day after storm,, no power- PD was re-routing ppl through REALLY twisty neightborhood- lots o' cul-de-sacs! Well- one family? Decided to put up a sign on a pickup truck saying "NO GO FURTHER." I think they had gotten sick of ppl going into their area, getting trapped, turning around in their driveways, etc.

cited.

IIRC if was for denying emergency services to multi- family area in case of potential need for help. (wording slips my mind.) Dude- you could have driven a fire truck-

pun not intended between where they tried to block off the area and the actual rest of the street.

Have picture on camera- will try and upload it later....
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 03:32 PM
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3. Shoulda used camo cones.... harder for thieves to spot and therefore harder for them
to steal.

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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 03:33 PM
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4. yellowman?
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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 04:03 PM
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HA!
:rofl:
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michreject Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 03:36 PM
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5. Maybe some governent person took it
Thinking it wasn't an authorized warning sign.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 03:56 PM
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9. our local government people aren't known for that sort of thing.
the local high school kids, on the other hand....
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 03:40 PM
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6. Is there a market for such things on Ebay or Craigslist or at local pawn shops?
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 04:03 PM
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12. i'm sure there is.
but i suspect high school kids stealing it as a prank / trophy rather than anyone trying to make a quick buck.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 03:43 PM
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7. Could be the city removed it
If I were you, I would find a payphone and call your local power company and your city government and report the problem. You could give them your name but you risk the chance that they'll determine that you're the one who put a sign/marker on the street and slap you with a fine.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 03:59 PM
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10. i'm quite confident it wasn't the town that removed it
they've got their hands full with downed trees and wires and other emergency aspects of irene.

this one is not remotely the only down tree / power in town.

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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 04:32 PM
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15. Well, if you're willing to spend more money
Buy a battery operated hazard light, mount it on a wooden dowel or broom handle and either drive it in the ground or insert it in a bucket of sand. The thieves might be hesitant to pilfer it because it looks kind of official.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 03:48 PM
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8. My sister-in-law was telling me that her neighbor...
had his generator stolen. So did an elderly couple who live near her.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 04:01 PM
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11. we were worried about that but we cleverly waited until all our neighbors bought their own :)
plus we are running ours all night. it takes quite the daring thief to announce your presence by stopping a loud, running generator.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 04:04 PM
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13. You tried. That was nice of you.
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Glassunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 04:07 PM
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14. Go buy a new one... Ground it and attach it to the wires...
Let's see some asshole try and take that one.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 08:58 AM
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16. yeah, but that somehow seems inconsistent with the effort to keep people safe....
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Glassunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 10:08 AM
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17. Your looking at it wrong...
It will absolutely keep folks safe...

1. Your little yellow caution man will be visible and in the right place to warn of the danger in the street.
2. By attaching it to the wires you will insure that it does not blow away and remains where the danger is.
3. By grounding it you will discourage the theft of your little yellow man thus leaving it in place to warn of the danger.
4. If someone is so hell bent on stealing it and makes the attempt, we can nominate them for them Darwin award.

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jtuck004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 10:20 AM
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18. And there's the difference between you and Dick Cheney. /nt
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 03:05 PM
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19. dick cheney would electrify it and put "free! take me home!" on it.
and then shoot any thief in the face for good measure.
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jtuck004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 05:49 PM
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20. Exactly what I was thinking. And enjoy it, I think, though I can't prove it. /nt
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 05:54 PM
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21. Well, it would keep innocent people safe
Which is also a laudable goal... O8)
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-11 05:56 PM
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22. Oh, hell no. What's yours is theirs.
Didn't you know? Trust NO ONE ever. Stealing has become the norm.

We've had things stolen from our garage while we were home and two cars were parked in it...in broad daylight!
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