Bump in the road
Recently, however, I've been noticing that the painted word "bump" along these streets is being repainted as "hump".
Setting aside the potential salacious interpretation of the new word, which might just be funny enough to satisfy my perturbedness here, I'm afraid it goes beyond this roadway double entendre.My real perturbedness here is that some city council meeting made up of city council nincompoops decided to spend (I dare say) hundreds of thousands of dollars for this repainting tomfoolery.
Was "bump" not clear enough to the average motorist? Was a study done to determine this? I think "bump" says it all. There's a bump ahead. Don't confuse me with "hump". What's a "hump"? It's something on a camel or something, right? Now instead of readying myself for the "bump" ahead, my mind is contemplating the import and meaning of "hump". Whilst in the midst of these mental gymnastics, I'm now unwittingly flying over a "bump", catching air, becoming jarred against my seat, squashing the neighborhood feline, taking out someone's side rear-view, and generally creating the situation that this hundred thousand dollar city project was designed to prevent!
I'm just sayin'...