Placed Signs Cause Neighborhood Feuds
Carrboro's random placement
of the "Drive Slowly- We Love Our Children" signs, have
unexpectedly casued a furer and threaten to create neighborhood
"We didn't think
that randomly pwacing the signs throughout the community that professed
our wove for our chiwdren would cause such a controversy.",
one Town of Carrborro official told The Carrboro News on the condition
that he remain annonymous. "I don't wike to say this but some
of these parents need to get a wife!"
In a competitveness that
has overflowed from the schools, in the gyms, on the soccer fields
and in the ball parks, the parents of Carrboro children have now
taken the competition to the streets of Carrboro. Streets that don't
have the signs have it's parents momentarily questioning their love
for their children, although after a few moments of silent contemplation
and once they realize they do love them, leave them wondering why
the town doesn't recognize that they love their children as much
as the parents on the streets that have the signs proclaiming that
they do just that!.
"I love my children
just as much if not more than the parents on Lisa Drive!",
one distressed parent from a signless street told The Carrboro News.
"If only there was a way I could show this to the world."
Another parent from a
street with a sign, wondered how the other people could not love
their children and placed a magnet with the phone number of Social
Services on her refrigerator just in case she needed to make a quick
call to intervene for the sake of the poor child on the signless
In an effort to equalize
the playing field the signless streets are looking at two options.
!) Dig up the signs and post them on their own street or 2) Petition
the town to put up new and improved signs in their neighborhood
professing that "We REALLY Love Our Children!!!!!). Both will
serve the same purpose of elevating the signless parents to a level
above the parents that already have signs. The only question is
whether it will be quicker to dig up and post the signs themselves
or have the town requisition, purchase and install the signs. It's
a tough call. With ballet lessons, piano lessons, soccer, art classes,
Judo classes and homework, most parents don't have the time to dig
up signs and post them somewhere else it's hard to guess who would
be faster- the town or the parents?
Old and New Signs... Side by Side