Tuesday, May 29, 2012

"A two-lane comfort cruise" - NOT

Every once in a while as they re-do Emirates Road in bits and pieces, they paint over the old lane markers and dot out the new ones. However, they sometimes don't remove the old ones all the way, or they don't dot out the new ones very heavily. The result is a sudden mass confusion about how many lanes there are, and where in the road they start and end. After a few days, whoever is in charge of the painting finishes the job right and the confusion ends. Until then, however, it's even more of a thrill ride than usual on Emirates Road as you're flying down the road at 120kph and suddenly have no idea where you're supposed to be - and neither does anyone around you.

Anyway, the point is that it reminds me of that episode of Seinfeld where Kramer somehow is in charge of repainting some lines on the freeway and he changes a four-lane road into "a two-lane comfort cruise."
Only it's not so fun as Elaine makes out when the road is full of traffic.

PS - this (The Pothole) is one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes, second only to perhaps The Dealership.

4 comments:

Katie Lewis said...

Speaking of the roads there, Bryan and I watched "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" the other day and I totally felt like we were right there with you. :)

Ariana said...

Sounds like the freeway re-do project in Utah County. Heaven help you driving on that pavement in the rain...the lane markings are all over the place from previous temporary changed. They kinda grind the strips out of the pavement, but the ground up spot looks just like a lane marker in the rain. It's really scary. I've almost totally biffed it a couple times.

LEM said...

My favorite Seinfeld is The Chicken Roaster--the episode where there's a Kenny Rogers Roaster opened across the street from Kramer's apartment. Also? It features the personality switch between Kramer and Jerry, and George getting the muskrat Russian hat. It's delightful.

Sherwood family said...

Lane markings? You mean they actually pay attention to the markings? Lucky!

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