This Sign can’t be Good

While walking I saw this sign on the Adams Ave. bridge crossing the 805 here in San Diego. What? People park cars there to sell and must be warned not to? The hazard is obvious. You don’t want drivers distracted on a bridge or, gasp, stopping to inspect the vehicle or jot down the contact phone number.

Speaking of strange things traffic, why do Southern Californians shorthand highways and make them sound important with “the”, which often sounds more like THE? The 15. The 163. The 805. Back East, the 95 would sound stage. You hear “I-95”. Okay. Okay. Someone could argue that “I” denotes overblown importance, too. But it does stand for “Interstate”. Just saying.