[Healeys] I thought that this was amusing - NO LBC CONTENT

robertduquette at sympatico.ca robertduquette at sympatico.ca
Sat Jun 5 11:55:18 MDT 2010

I was in Quebec ( the province ) at the time ... :)

Robert Duquette
Ottawa ON Canada

> From: bcrist at club-internet.fr
> Funny Robert,
> I was pulling out of a fast countryroad yesterday with my 3000, there was a
> guy standing alone in the grass doing nothing.
> He made me signs to slow down and put his hand at his eyes pretending to
> binoculars.
> The police was 300 m down the road with laser binoculars.
> I thought this way of acting was typically french...
> B
> I was driving out of the urban area into the rural area and the speed limit
> gradually increases.B It seems to be too slow for the environment, so the
> traffic usually moves much faster.B There was a construction zone that had
> section of road redone last year and this year they are just landscaping
> around it.
> I was minutely ( 82 in an 80 zone ) over the speed limit as I approached a
> construction worker standing at the side of the road behind his pickup
> holding a "slow" sign.B I was confused a bit and asking myself 'why' as I
> approached, as there was no construction work in progress evident.B But, I
> though perhaps there would be a sudden change as I drove over the crest of
> hill.B So, I do slow way down.B So, I got to the crest of the hill and
> nothing
> was apparent for miles.B Being somewhat slow to catch on, I figured that
> perhaps the guy forgot to go home when the rest of the crew left.B I hadn't
> gone far when, I noticed a police car, hidden behind a hedge facing the
> He must not have been getting much business what with the guy standing on
> other side of the crest directing traffic to slow down.
> Robert Duquette
> Ottawa ON Canada
> 1965 RHD BRG Austin-Healey Sprite ( project )
> 1967 RHD MG Midget ( aka: Miss Marple )
> 1955 Austin-Healey 100 BN1 ( aka: Carmen )
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