Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dumb King County

Ok, so imagine this scene.  Earlier in the day, you woke up, got in your car and drove 400 or so miles.  It's the third day in a row and the shortest day.  You've arrived in a new state and unloaded your sleeping bags in your new house.

You know the county uses a numbered grid for roads and you've deduced that the placement of the directional portion (SW) is what tells you if it's a north-south road or an east-west road.

To make matters worse, the King County grid is so wide that in neighborhoods like ours, there are plenty of streets that run in parallel with the same number but a different street type.

So you decide to go and grab some food from a nearby fast food restaurant.  And then encounter this on the way home. In the dark.

I'd almost forgot about that until I came across this last week - years later.  

As if that wasn't bad enough, they have to frustrate my CDO by putting punctuation on one but not the other. Torture.
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