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Stop Working
updated: Feb 12, 2013, 5:17 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

I saw this sign in a rail yard outside of San Jose. I get the intent - for trains to stop before they run over workers - but it sure looked funny to me.

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 COMMENT 373841 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 05:29 PM

Funny only because what people here find funny.

With all the awful train accidents in our local area let alone the entire state, I find it hard to laugh at this.

I also think, aside from that, the sign is pretty straight forward. Look for people working on the tracks. I don't get how this is funny, sorry.

 

 COMMENT 373844 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 05:34 PM

Much like the "Slow children playing" signs one sees in certain neighbourhoods. :-)

 

 COMMENT 373850P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 05:52 PM

Its called a "blue flag" and is part of railroad safety signage.

 

 COMMENT 373853P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 06:09 PM

841: It's just word-play. 'Stop Employees [from] Working' is funny to many. Some of us see humor everywhere. It's part of how we stay sane.

 

 COMMENT 373855P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 06:18 PM

Yes. What 853P said. It's a funny sign.

 

 COMMENT 373860P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 06:49 PM

The sign is near the tracks at Hayward Lumber off of Hollister. Wood - lumber is moved in freight cars which are hauled by Union Pacific engines and delivered to customers such as Haywards.

 

 COMMENT 373861 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 06:50 PM

punctuation is important. its the difference between, "let's eat, grandma!" and "let's eat grandma!" :)

 

 COMMENT 373884 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 08:51 PM

Yuck. The grammar police here on Edhat are ruining the forum experience, and that's coming from someone who values the ability to write well. Worrying about the writing skills of your neighbor might be distracting you from the content of their contribution. If you're passionate about grammar/punctuation, donate to the local schools or volunteer to help a child learn. That seems like a more suitable outlet for your 'hobby', doesn't it?

I've always laughed at the sign 'Slow Children Playing', your twist is funny as well! My favorite is 'Men Working', when the next thing you see is a group sitting on their lunch coolers, texting. :)

 

 COMMENT 373896P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-12 10:45 PM

People, perhaps 841 has/had a loved one, friend, or knows someone who has been unfortunatly involved in an incident with a train. Let's try to be a little less cranky with them.

 

 COMMENT 373973 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 10:14 AM

I like the one: Dip Ahead

 

 LOUWHO? agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-13 10:19 AM

I agree with the sign. Please stop working!!

 

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