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Adventures on my Paper Route – Danger!


So I was walking across the main road that’s on my paper route when I passed over this for the first time:


There I was, standing in the middle of the road, wondering why they would print the word “Danger” on a manhole cover. It’s in the middle of the road! Cars drive over it all the time! So I took this picture.

Luckily, I got out of the way before a car came.

Blog post of December 2nd, in honour of Every Damn Day December. Check it out! It’s not too late to join in!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

23 thoughts on “Adventures on my Paper Route – Danger!

  1. You know, from this remove, on my first view, I thought it read “DANCER.” That could change things.


    • That’s actually what I thought it said at first too – when I came across it, it was upside down. My second thought was, too bad I didn’t have someone to video me doing a jig on it. But then I realized it said ‘Danger’ and I had to jump out of the way of a car, which kinda sealed the meaning in… kinda. πŸ˜‰


  2. Oh my gosh– I’m glad you didn’t get hit by a car while snapping that photo! I remember coming across a sidewalk chalk line that read “do not cross.” I simply HAD to cross it and take a photo of myself doing so.
    My life has never been the same.
    Just kidding…
    I think.


  3. And that is the dangers curious lady like you getting in the way of the traffic!! πŸ˜‰


  4. I wrote yesterday and today but was confused as to whether it was a ping-thing or we just write. I see we write and add the link for honorable mention. I’m off to edit!

    As I was reading your post, a cartoon of my own design popped to mind: someone named Linda standing over a manhole cover in the middle of a road pondering why it would say danger as a semi flattens her out. As we dolly back she peels her body from the asphalt and sproings back and forth while she walks toward the balloon vendor on the corner who saw the whole thing. Speechless he removes the balloon he was inflating and watches as she places her ear to the nozzle and presses down on the lever.


  5. If it’s Dec 2nd, isn’t it too late to join unless you wrote a blog yesterday?

    As for the danger, it was apparently warning you about the cars coming towards you. We live in a ridiculous society (apparently this is something a little more universal) where everything needs a warning. Guy stubs his toe somehow on that cover and wins millions from the government. πŸ˜› Or like drops it on his toe after picking it up with his he-man strength.


    • Just trying to spread the word… and yes, you’re right! Unless it can be changed to Every Damn Day From Today December. I’ll have to ask Dylan πŸ™‚

      It’s true, there’s no accounting for stupid people these days. πŸ˜‰ hehe


  6. That’s some good irony, lol!


  7. Yikes…danger of getting run over!!! Stay safe, Linda!!


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