Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Driving With The Grim Reaper
Is it just me, or is it unusual to have Death, the old Grim Reaper, depicted not once, but twice, on an official highway sign?
Like, where did they get this design? Is there some officially approved representation of Death in a manual somewhere in the bowels of the Transportation Ministry or something?
We passed this on a highway near the Czech city of Cesky Krumlov, near the Austrian border.
Basically, it says: Attention! Section For Fatal Accidents
We were joking that wouldn't it have been funny -- or ironic, at least -- if I'd been struck and killed after pulling over to the side of the road to take this photo?
Yes, so funny. Hilarious even.
OK, not so much.