Thursday, February 16, 2012

Seventeen and a Half

On my way home from work yesterday, I swung by Target, otherwise known as the Store of Awesomeness. As I was turning in off of the side street, I saw this sign, and it made me whip a u-turn so I could take a picture of it:

I know there is a glare, but the speed limit sign says "17 1/2."  WHAT THE HECK DOES THAT MEAN??Since when did we start adding halves to our speed limits? Have I missed some new driving trend? Is this part of the Green Movement? Are people actually driving a half of a mile per hour? And why is it 17? WHO DRIVES 17?

Obviously this has me worked up. If you have any explanations, please help me out. Heaven forbid any of us get a ticket for going .532098432 over the speed limit.


  1. I find this particular occurrence of halfsies MPH requirements especially frightening given that just a mere moment before you pass this sign, you pass a herd of fake gorillas. WHAT?! So weird.

    But I love that Target so much so I carry on. :)

    1. I know! Those gorillas are SO WEIRD. I feel like I am in the Congo or something. But yes, that Target is awesome and so worth it. :)

  2. I have to wonder if it's at all related to Platform 9 3/4?! :)

    Mandy <><

  3. how do you just go 17.5 mph??? wow! lol! interesting!

  4. I saw this on 9news last year-

    My favorite (useless) sentence:

    "We've contacted the property owners and haven't heard back as to why these signs have a fraction on them."

    That's informative journalism right there.