Sunday, May 01, 2005

Traffic Light Cosmetics - humour

"The longest spell spent oblivious to traffic lights whilst applying make up was one of 1 hr 51 mins 38 secs by Miss J. Dobson at a road junction in the centre of Preston on the 1st August 1975. Miss Dobson, a piano teacher, beautified herself through 212 cycles of the light, creating a tailback of irate motorists stretching 28 miles towards Leeds."

Part of what is funny for me is the great accuracy of the time. No-one starts measuring the time at the traffic lights; they only notice after some time that the person isn't going. Anyway, last year we experienced similar long queues in GB and so the story has some credibility.


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