Christmas in South Dakota means that I must jaunt a large distance the long way across Montana. This would mean that I have a solid eight hours of “me” time to ponder life’s greatest questions. A few pontifications:
- Who ever thought to put yellow lines down the center of road to devise a system in which dashed meant one could pass and solid meant no passing? Who came up with this? It’s quite genius if you ask me.
- Who was the first person to think up dim/bright lights? It’s obviously a solution to a problem, but who did it? I would imagine the first cars didn’t have lights at all, then someone added lights so people could drive at night, then some thinker came up with the idea of dim lights and bright lights.
- How did road signage evolve? Every thing is so common place now, but where did it start? After cars were introduced was there a committee that worked out traffic laws and signage, or did it evolve from common practice?
Obviously, conversation with myself got a little boring after a few hours. At least the trip was not as, um, long as last year’s Christmas drive.
Happy Holidays to all!