Stop sign, schmop sign- Playing Frogger in Cancun
Everyday I am forced to cross a very busy intersection as I am walking to pick up Max from school. Everyday I take my life in my hands in said crossing. The intersection is an enormous "glorieta" (traffic circle, roundabout, whatever you call it) with stop signs. Unfortunately, no one pays attention to the stop signs and they just seem to play Russian roulette with their cars and fly through the intersection. Of course, I do my best to RUN in my 20 peso raggedy old flip flops and dodge and weave but I still manage to get honked at, sworn at and I am pretty sure the gestures I see drivers send my way do not mean "have a nice day".
Here's the poor, abused little stop sign.....
And here's the video evidence that no one pays attention to the poor little stop sign. (Can you see the sign under the tree?) How many cars can you count that don't stop? Any bets on the day I get a "Game Over" and end up squashed like our old froggie friend from the 80's?