The random musings of an autistic bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I love Google Doodles. They show that Google has a sense of humor and the confidence to mess with their own logo without thinking the world will come to an end. That almost makes me feel that corporations are human beings after all, as the Supreme Court ruled. Almost.
Other large entities would do well to take note of this. I’ve noticed that this type of bureaucratic humor is common here in Seattle. That “we’re all in this together” mentality makes me feel very warm toward this community.
Take, for example, the Seattle Department of Transportation. Yes, they’re my boss, but even if they weren’t, I’d be impressed by them. We are currently in the midst of a year-long painting project of the Fremont Bridge. This is causing obstructions and inconvenience for the residents of this neighborhood, but it has to be done. Now, they could have been rigid and humorless about the situation, and created an us vs. them mindset in the public, but instead they have posted these signs:
This really makes me feel good about being a part of this organization.
Maybe if AT&T and the US Post Office and the IRS adopted a sense of humor and humanity they wouldn’t be so universally disliked. But it takes courage. To do it, you have to take a step away from your safe, conservative little hidey-hole and take a risk. You have to be creative. We can’t have that, now, can we?
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Okay… I want the government to do more poetry…
It would be a completely different world, you have to admit.
all new laws shall be written in Dr Seuss style!
“I do not like them, Sam I am.”
You will obey them on a ridge
you will obey them on a bridge
you will obey them, one and all
or on your head judgment will fall!
You put the ham in Green Eggs and Ham, my friend. 🙂
You get more flies with Honey than Vinegar. They found the answer to simplicity. Of course, it will make life easier when the work is finished, and the pain of inconvience will quickly fade from the mine. Rock On Seattle Department of Transportation, Rock On!
Yeah, baby! 🙂