The Shame of Slocomb, Alabama

29 Sep

Well, y’all, here’s a little town with some real smart folks a-runnin’ it, HEE-HAW!

Apparently the governin’ body has the authorteh and the abiliteh to tear up some sidewalks and put up some of those there real fancy light poles, but the city’s got some problems with havin’ a traffic light up at a four way stop.

Instead, the so-called powers that be have declared that we shall have not a traffic light, but a SUSPENDED STOP SIGN!

Don’t believe me? Oh, look here, you’re gonna in a second, son.

SERIOUSLY? Is this place Mayberry?

Note: I do not mean any disrespect to the laborers who are hard at work tearing up and rebuilding the sidewalk. They’re being paid to do a job and doing it; they cannot be held accountable for the rather uninformed decisions of the local powers-that-be, nor their lack of common sense.

Apparently, tearing up some of the sidewalks laid by the best men Slocomb has ever seen and replacing them with brand new sidewalks complete with street lamps that will burn from dusk until dawn 365 days a year is affordable and cost-effective. Yet a simple traffic light at a four-way stop where many cars don’t bother to even slow down and most come to a rolling stop is OUT OF THE QUESTION!

Make what you will of it. Sometimes, human stupidity just makes you want to laugh.


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9 responses to “The Shame of Slocomb, Alabama

  1. Lijjles

    September 29, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Wow. I’m just speechless.

    • enamouredslave

      September 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm

      You needn’t be. This has been going for several years now, probably for the duration of my career with my father.

  2. Deb Morris

    September 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Well, keep in mind, you are talking about Slocomb, after all. They never do anything that’s logical. It’s a small backwoods Alabama town, they wouldn’t want to do anything that might ruin that stereotipical image.

    • enamouredslave

      September 29, 2010 at 6:13 pm

      Unfortunately. Luckily these days, with the advent of the internet and the more instantaneous transmission, not everyone is as backwoods here. Apparently the ruling body is, though.

  3. Alluran

    September 30, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I feel obligated to remind the readers that this isn’t “Alabama as usual,” so a knowing look followed by a slight smirk and shrug of the shoulder doesn’t apply.

    • enamouredslave

      October 1, 2010 at 5:08 am

      I don’t know, for Slocomb, this is pretty typical.

  4. vantilden

    October 1, 2010 at 3:40 am




    who would even be looking up there anyhow? i would think that unorthodox signs would be easy to overlook…and a stop sign is sorta important to see…..

    • enamouredslave

      October 1, 2010 at 5:08 am

      You must show Yasu and Tetsu. I want their feedback as well.


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