Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Here in Sierra Madre, we're a generally cordial bunch of people. You don't see a lot of grouchy signs. (No Trespassing!! Keep Your Dog Off of My Lawn!) Instead, you'll mostly find polite requests, such as the one in the photo above.
I'm guessing that most residents have experienced this cordiality at some time or another. In fact, anyone who has spent time sitting at any four-way stop in town, as we all wave at each other to go ahead, would likely agree. (Please, you go first. No, no. After you!!) It may not always be the most efficient thing - traffic can back up a bit during these friendly interactions - but I'd say it's a very nice way to live.