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006 Crossing Signals

September 27th, 2009, 12:00 am

Average Rating: 5.00
I love when they put the button in a place unreachable from the sidewalk.  It's like saying, "Hey, you in the wheelchair, hope you're ready to do some off-roading!"
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jetsetgeek, September 1st, 2009, 2:07 am

Color Don't expect color next week. This wouldn't have been as clear in B/W. The sidewalk would look like grass and the road would look like a small stream.

Unless people really love the color. I'm willing to make sacrifices to you, my unseen viewers. We can make this work, I'll do anything, just tell me. I CAN BE PERFECT!

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jetsetgeek, September 27th, 2009, 4:14 am

Honesty is my biggest flaw Actually my biggest flaw is probably vanity.

This is not my funniest comic, but cross-walk signals that are inconvenient really bother me. I have actually come across crossings where the button is not reachable from the sidewalk. The pedestrian is expected to give a reach around and find the sensitive knob on the hulking tower. Heaven forbid that a person in a wheelchair need to cross, they better have their off-roading tires on because they'll be needing them.

It's stupid to even have the buttons. They are just one more piece of equipment to break down. Why not have the walk signal activate every time the light turns green? Are the designers just eager to burn out the red lights that mean don't use the cross walk?

This is what happens when city planning is given to a committee, someone's brother owns an electrical switch company so that guys says, "Hey, let's put BUTTONS at all the cross walks. That'll cost more money and be more trouble to program. PLUS, as an added bonus we can replace them every few years. Here's the best part, fellow committee members, we can make them inconvenient."

All this could be avoided if we didn't have those buttons. There's no need for them. The walk lights can just come on automatically.

My biggest fear is that if I propose this to a city council the committee would discuss it and after a month we would be using tax dollars to pay a legion of people to stand at every intersection corner and press the button constantly. A victory, in the wrong direction.

So, if you are waiting at an intersection and you have already pressed the button for your crossing signal, and you see someone coming from another direction let them see you press the button they might need, smile, and let them know that their needs are being looked after.

This rant was written at 4:10 in the morning. I apologize, but only for my grammar and punctuation. I seriously want to open the switch covers and fix the buttons so they are constantly closed.

jetsetgeek, September 27th, 2009, 4:14 am

Look up No one will read the above comment.

stilllostit, January 25th, 2016, 4:36 pm

Lights Haha, very good.

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