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Old October 16 2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Woman Misses Point of Deer Crossing Signs

A Fargo, ND woman phoned a radio call-in show to complain that deer crossing signs ought to be moved to lower traffic areas to reduce automobile-deer accidents. Apparently she was under the impression that the signs are there to direct the deer where to cross the road.

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Is she just trolling everyone, or are some people really that dumb?
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Old October 16 2012, 11:00 PM   #2
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Re: Woman Misses Point of Deer Crossing Signs

^It's an internet meme/urban myth... Haven't you seen it in the form of an old looking news-clip?

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Old October 17 2012, 01:13 AM   #3
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Re: Woman Misses Point of Deer Crossing Signs

^^ Well, I've seen it now.

I might have figured it was a goof. A lot of folks are dumb, but not THAT dumb.
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Old October 17 2012, 01:15 AM   #4
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Re: Woman Misses Point of Deer Crossing Signs

Leno showed that (or a similar clipping) on his show once... it's that old
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Old October 17 2012, 01:48 AM   #5
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Re: Woman Misses Point of Deer Crossing Signs

I wouldn't be surprised though if some do think the "deer crossing sign" is a genuine point where deer are "allowed" to cross.
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Old October 17 2012, 01:51 AM   #6
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Re: Woman Misses Point of Deer Crossing Signs

And trains may only pass where there is a trains crossing sign?



Those people would then be in the category of being to stupid to even have a driving licence, wouldn't they?
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Old October 17 2012, 02:07 AM   #7
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Re: Woman Misses Point of Deer Crossing Signs

Maybe they're letting the deer drive the cars. Better than a møøse though.
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Old October 17 2012, 02:09 AM   #8
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Re: Woman Misses Point of Deer Crossing Signs

I used to have a book on dumb 911 calls, and one of my favorites was a parent who asked if a police officer could be sent to scare her son into doing homework. Sadly, there are some people who are that dumb. And there are also urban legends that get passed around eternally.
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Old October 17 2012, 06:01 AM   #9
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^^ Well, I've seen it now.

I might have figured it was a goof. A lot of folks are dumb, but not THAT dumb.
I'm afraid I must disagree with you. There is no limit to how dumb some people are.
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Old October 17 2012, 06:52 AM   #10
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A variation on Poe's Law, perhaps?
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