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“As we rounded the block, we get to a construction patch on the sidewalk. In the early evening darkness, the patch appeared as wet gravel.
“As my wife bent down to pick up our puppy so she doesn’t drag wet dirt into the house on her paws, I went ahead and stepped into the patch. The next thing I know, I am standing knee-deep in concrete.
“I understand there was a pylon on the sidewalk, supposedly to indicate ‘don’t walk here.’ But whatever happened to those signs that indicate pedestrians must use the other sidewalk?
“It was also my birthday. Great.”
We’ve written before that pylons are the most over-used, inadequate fix for street problems, but it is folly to plunk one down in front of wet cement and hope that pedestrians know enough to avoid it, especially after dark.
Whoever did it should be wearing a pylon as a dunce cap.
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