Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #44 - Stand Back!

Yesterday, the new Amtrak station opened up in Stanwood, WA. As I was standing on the platform awaiting the arrival of the train, I couldn't help but notice the bright yellow line with the warning to "Stand Back of Yellow Line". There were actually two bright yellow lines painted on the platform.

I couldn't believe how some people either couldn't read the safety warning or chose to ignore it. The Amtrak workers on site had their work cut out. Let me tell you, when a train comes roaring by as a freight train did while waiting, it almost seemed too close even behind the yellow line.

Regardless, I decided to let this be my re-entry back into the Mellow Yellow Monday meme. I've been away from the blogosphere for the most part for a couple of months and it's time to get back on board.

Warning!

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16 comments:

chubskulit said...

Very clear road sign..

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Dimple said...

The line is yellow, and that's supposed to mean warning, but still people are careless.

Quilt Works said...

Wonderful shot! You have a great eye!
I particular like the geometry of the shot!

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Manang Kim said...

Nobody could miss that sign I hope ^_^

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vivapinay said...

Great entry for his weeks Mellow Yellow Monday!

Yellow is always a warning! :)

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Carol said...

I like the lines in this cool shot...the yellow is bright enough for people to take notice...its a great MYM

Race said...

it's a clear sign that people can easily notice, i bet those who didn't noticed have something in their minds and they're not paying attention to the road :-)

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Gaelyn said...

Welcome back with a yellow splash.
A visitor this summer told me that only 10 percent of people read signs. This after I told him he couldn't walk his dog on a trail clearly marked "No Dogs". ;-)
Excellent eye for an opportunity.

life's journey said...

NIce road sign. Happy MYM! Mine is ready too.

Stine in Ontario said...

Most people don't read signs. But they are quick to sue if something goes wrong!

Perfect yellow for Mellow Yellow.

Joops said...

With that sign, it's your fault if you get hit.

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Rinkly Rimes said...

Maybe the warning should be Red for Danger! But then you couldn't
enter it a in a Yellow meme!

Annie said...

Welcome back, Sally. And, yes, I can believe it. At the Grand Canyon there are signs tell people not to go past a certain point because of crumbling rock. Do they listen? Nope. Are there lots of tragic and unnecessary death in GC? Yep.

Oh, Excellect picture. Love the double warning.

Marice said...

yeah u are right even on bright signs such as that, people tend to ignore to

Marice said...

oops my message got posted even if im not yet done hahah as i was saying, why do people tend to ignore bright signs like that.. great capture!

u may view mine here

Carolyn Ford said...

Welcome back! A new train station...how exciting! Great capture and creativity for this meme!