The painted lines are a mystery to me.
They mark the outside limits of a sharp curve
at Twenty-sixth Street and Lynhurst Drive.
It looks as though five attempts were made
before the painter got the arc correct.
The center lines are screwed up, too
And then someone else drove their vehicle
through just-painted stripes about a half-mile
Enclosed is a comment from a friend, Alison,
who sent me a photo taken last November by her husband, Siegmund.
"When white stripes are painted along the sides of a road
to aid driver safety, one would think the highway department
would want them to be visible and long-lasting.
To that end, one would think that the surface
to be painted would be swept - cleaned to assure
that the paint would be applied to a permanent surface.
Not so in Carmel [Indiana], where the expensive
white road markings were spread over gravel, dead weeds
and even the carcass of a dead raccoon which has
been decomposing for some weeks on 106th Street."
|Photo by Siegmund Haider, 11/3/1011|