Monday, May 19, 2008

A Long Walk

You may remember when I blogged about how those barbarians in New York don't yet have countdown clocks on their walk signals.

Well, walking around the Washington D.C. area this weekend, I see that they've taken to the countdown clocks with a vengeance.

In fact, they appear to have taken the concept TOO FAR!

Instead of counting down from the last moment when you can safely start crossing the street, D.C. countdown signals often start counting down from a minute. I even saw one in Georgetown that counted down from like 75 seconds. What good is that? For people who think, "Hmm...I might like to cross the street in a bit, but first I'll stop in and get a sandwich."