Odd Traffic Sign and Pride Week in Montreal


Willy-Nilly is defined as “random, without direction or planning”. I recently came upon a street sign that needed a bit of willy and perhaps a dash of nilly. Pictured above is the culprit. The upper sign clearly indicates that you cannot go straight; yet the lower sign informs motorists that they must keep right and go straight. Huh?

Fortunately this sign is not in a heavy traffic area, but nonetheless it could lead to significant confusion.

And ironically this go straight – can’t go straight conundrum came to my attention today, during Montreal’s Pride Week. With so many people wearing T-Shirts that say “I can’t even think straight” one can only imagine the turmoil this sign could bring to someone questioning their sexuality. Yikes!

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

One thought on “Odd Traffic Sign and Pride Week in Montreal

  1. You haven’t lived until they put up parking signs with subtexts. It says PARKING ALLOWED — but then it says in small print “except during games at the garden or in moths that include an “r” or during snow emergencies or between the hours of 4 – 6 pm on alternate Mondays. You put your money in the slot and come back to a ticket. You didn’t finish reading ALL the subtext.

    We stopped going into Boston. No more tickets, see?

    I’ve seen these signs on the highway and sometimes, they have four or five arrows going in various directions. And even worse, at the airport!

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