Zombie Alert

We all know those electronic signs used to warn drivers of construction ahead, traffic conditions, weather conditions, etc, right?

This week one sign near St. John’s / Windsor Lake in Canada had quite a different message.

(Cecil Haire/CBC)

Hard to tell how many drivers reacted…

(Cecil Haire/CBC)

The sign was supposed to be warning drivers about construction in the area.

(Cecil Haire/CBC)

I notice there are fewer cars by this time, maybe the drivers were paying attention…

(Cecil Haire/CBC)

(This last message refers to a line from the 2009 Woody Harrelson comedy Zombieland.)

I don’t know how long it took a city crew to get there, but they arrived eventually, turned the sign off and hauled it away.   I haven’t seen anything yet to indicate that any more action has been taken, or will be.

Compared with the War of the Worlds panic in 1938  among Canada’s neighbours to the South, this was quite small potatoes.  I guess Martians are more frightening than zombies?  Or more believable?   Are we in the modern world more likely to go with the flow and not panic?   Or do we just assume that it’s Candid Camera?

So in case you missed the big news, zombies invaded Eastern Canada this week.   Let’s hope most folks managed to save themselves.   (~_^)

I think someone on the Canada road crew has a warped sense of humour, is bored in their job,  and has too much time on their hands…   But … actually, I thought it was pretty funny.  (And what does that say about me?)

What would you have done if you had seen this sign?  Ignore it?  Laugh and keep driving?  Immediately call your loved ones?  Search for hidden cameras?  Or…?


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3 Responses to “Zombie Alert”

  1. Sara Says:

    This is hilarious and your assessment is correct. Someone was bored at work. But we get to benefit!

  2. Esther Shchory Says:

    He, he. My children would have been thrilled – My son loves Zombieland and made us sit and watch as a family. Great fun!

  3. Roberta Says:

    I love it too 🙂

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