Friday, August 10, 2007

HOLA

Utilice por favor el carril que da vuelta.

This post is only for the employees of Caffco and Southern Homes and Gardens on Hwy. 231. The sentence in Spanish says "Please use the turning lane." There are 7 lanes on Hwy. 231 in front of your workplace. The middle lane was designed by intelligent engineers to allow you a safe place to decelerate and stop while waiting for an opening to turn across 3 lanes of oncoming traffic. Do not be afraid of the turning lane. It is there to help you. DO BE AFRAID of coming to a complete stop in the far left lane (read fast lane) every morning during rush hour. We are all trying to watch out for you until you can secure a driver's license and perhaps even some liability insurance. You have been so brave to sneak across the border and come all the way to Alabama in an Astro van with 17 relatives. You show no fear of violating numerous traffic laws. Please do not be afraid of the turning lane.
Gracias. Tenga un buen dia.

6 comments:

osipov said...

Just because they can't drive doesn't mean they have snuck across the border . . . I'm sure Mexico is more than happy to push the Guatamaleans on up into the U.S. That's what the majority of the hispanic-looking people are that are around here. People that regularly hire these immigrants to work under unlawful working conditions and pay them unfair wages keep the gates open.

auburnchica said...

good use of spanish, sir. it makes me proud.

Roxy Wishum said...

Oops! I forgot that genuine spanish experts might stop by. I don't actually remember much from jr. high except "la casa es grande" and such useful phrases. This, of course, comes from Babel Fish. Which reminds me of the only thing I learned from one of my 8th grade teachers; you don't have to know the answer, just where to find the answer. I hope you are still proud.

JSM said...

Um, yes. Please to my post titled "Controlling Road Rage" for further comments regarding Montgomery's usage of left hand turn lanes.

Lerra said...

Osipov obviously doesn't know you personally...Osipov, are you Russian? My friend Judy is Russian too. :-)

osipov said...

yep - well, actually married to Russian!