What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Under the Wire

The road to humor

Road signs. There must be millions of them. No matter whether a simple county road, state highway or Interstate, the roads are lined with them. Their purpose, of course, is to give directions, speed limits, except on the Interstates where everybody ignores those signs and much more. Unknown to most, however, are other uses various folks have for them.

A past World Champion Livestock Auctioneer friend of mine is said to have taught himself to sell by rattling off his chant and taking imaginary bids as he passed a road sign. The unpredictability of their spacing simulated buyers randomly respond...


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