Citizens on Patrol

I was at work yesterday evening when a pretty big storm hit around 7:00. And it didn’t affect our power or anything, but apparently it knocked out several stoplights around town. I know because I went through at least four of them on my way home. It also caused almost no students to come in for registration, so since I’d been at work since 10 a.m., and they didn’t need me there any more, I decided to call it a night around 8:30. Well, as I was passing the Cameron Village library, I happened upon an accident. It wasn’t a bad accident, and no one appeared to be injured. Two people had just tried to go through the stoplight at the same time headed in perpendicular directions. Boom.

The accident had apparently just happened as there were no emergency personnel on site yet. And the cars were still in the intersection, blocking it almost entirely. And the stoplight was out. And traffic was still approaching from all directions. Conundrum.

Then I looked ahead to see that a civilian was standing in the middle of the intersection directing traffic, halting one direction and waving another on. And doing a fine job of it, I must say. Now that’s what I call a take-charge kind of guy. I wonder if he’s single…

Author: beth

I'm told that I'm cleverly stupid, and that's why people are friends with me. And here I thought it was because I was so dang cute...

1 thought on “Citizens on Patrol”

  1. Weird. I saw that too. I thought to myself, “Well that’s nice, but really it’s just odd.” And then I wondered how the traffic he was stopping must be feeling because, in the end, he really has no authority.

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