Well, when I read, "NO RIGHT TURN IN FRONT OF THE BUS," which is the sign that is on the back of every city bus in our fine city, I have always figured that's pretty straightforward.
Boy Child (in the Yukon Cornelius - behind a city bus): Mom, I've never understood that sign, "NO RIGHT TURN IN FRONT OF THE BUS."
Me: What's not to understand? You can't turn right in front of the bus.
Boy Child: I get that. But, why?
Me: Um. Duh. Because the bus will smack you?
Boy Child: Huh?
Me: BECAUSE THE BUS WILL SMACK YOU.
Boy Child: How? I don't get that.
Me: (While driving because it's safe to take both hands off the wheel if you are trying to illustrate a dangerous driving technique with your hands...........while driving.) Okay. Look. Pretend my left hand is our truck and my right hand is the bus. So, here we are driving and I go to make a right turn in front of the bus. And, BAM. The bus smacks me. Now do you get it?
Boy Child: OOOOOOOOOOOH! I have always thought that NO RIGHT TURN IN FRONT OF THE BUS meant that if you were driving in front of the bus you could never make a right turn. Get it? And like how would you ever be able to get where you were going? Y'know like pretend my left hand is us..............
Me: I get it. But if that were the scenario how would you even be able to read the sign.
Boy Child: Good point.
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