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Crossing Guards Extraordinaire
By Chris Elliott


October 12, 2011
Wednesday PM

Those of us who work in the downtown area spend a lot of time during the cruise season stopping at the direction of the crossing guards so tourists can cross the street.

To make this interruption a pleasant experience, I suggest that our crossing guards be required to wear bermuda shorts (khaki), white shirts, red rubber boots and pith helmets and learn how to stop & start traffic and stop & start pedestrians as they do in the Bahamas. Those crossing guards put on quite a show, and it would lighten everyone's mood.

Chris Elliott
Ketchikan, AK

About: "About the only expertise I have is that of being, at times, what my mother used to call a "smartmouth"."

Received October 11, 2011 - Published October 12, 2011


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