Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sight seen

I don't drive -- never have -- so there's a whole aspect of life that I haven't experienced. Today's observation was a revelation.

As I was crossing Michigan and Randolph this morning, late as usual, I saw a woman stop traffic by getting out of her car. She wanted to see what she'd hit. It was a traffic cone, completely squashed, flat as a pancake. She dragged it out and tossed it on the median before getting back in her car and driving off.

At lunchtime, I crossed at the same spot. The cone was still on the median, but it had sprung back to its previous glory. It was dirty and tire-marked, but it was standing tall and proud.

Those suckers must be indestructible!


  1. Wow, that is pretty cool! I wonder if they are designed to do that so that the city doesn't have to keep buying new cones every ten minutes! It would be fun to somehow make a stop-motion video of the cone slowly coming back to life.

  2. You have no idea! When I worked for a road construction company,it was one of the few things that we didn't have to replenish on a regular basis. I wonder if they're recyclable, though.

  3. I've never seen that, either.