Yesterday, while walking to the used bookstore where receiving a U.S. Constitution booklet and unprompted lecture, I came upon the oddest objects—on the outer fringes of University Heights’ boundary, along Georgia between Howard and Polk. Are these signs in the Featured Image more signs of San Diego bureaucratic bungling? This stretch is part of the Georgia-Meade bikeway, for which someone in the city authorized traffic circles with the wrong community name that later required sandblasting to correct.
Tell me, when have you ever seen a posting stating “Speed Humps Ahead”. Gasp, is that, ah, innuendo for approaching sexual activity (e.g. humping) in hedonistic Hillcrest? Yes, I am being facetious, but it’s not an unreasonable question to ask about the neighborhood.
Odd as “Humps Ahead” seemed to me, stranger still was the “BUMP” painted across the roadway—as you can see from the companion shot. So which is it supposed to be? B or H? For road warning consistency, both words can’t be right.
Even more surprising, today, I stopped to look at another sign, on Meade just beyond Florida: Hump, but BUMP on the asphalt. How do you explain this? For all I know, San Diego outsources the work to two or more contractors and there wasn’t enough coordination between them.
Maybe one of the area’s many graffiti artists could take a break from defacing buildings and perform an act of public service. Steady hand, can of black spray paint, and the wrong letter becomes another.
I used iPhone 13 Pro to capture both photos. Vitals: f/2.8, ISO 32, 1/1263 sec, 77mm; 4 p.m. PDT. The second: f/1.5, ISO 50, 1/6211 sec, 26mm; 4:01 p.m.