alrighty, TXDOT

so when i was driving to amastinkinrillo monday, i saw something when leaving the Safety Rest Area that made me whip out the tough-love stationery, previously reserved for JJ Abrams and the BAD ROBOT.

Dear TxDOT,

Hello, my name is SarahK, and I’m a Texan; however, I may have to resign my spot as a Texan and move as quickly as I can to another state. ANY other state (except California or New York).

Now, I’ve only lived here for all 27 years of my life, yet I seem to know the one SUPER-BIG NO-NO that you people in the Department of Transportation haven’t seemed to grasp. I mean, seriously, is there ANY EXCUSE for this in the entire world? I think not.

What, you ask, is my lengthy and thus-far pointless rant about? Brace yourself and try to keep up, ok, TxDOT? Ok. There are signs when you leave these Safety Rest Areas that are meant to serve as a friendly reminder that you are, indeed, in Texas. However, for me they only serve as an instant-reflex covering of the eyes, because do you know what these friendly sayings say?

YA’LL COME BACK”.
WHAT IS THAT???

Now, I hate to complain about a problem without offering a solution, so here’s my advice to you, TxDOT.

IF YOU’RE GOING TO PUT A GREETING ON A SIGN IN TEXAS
USING THE TEXAN/SOUTHERNER FORM OF EXPRESSION…
PUT THE APOSTROPHE IN THE CORRECT PLACE!!! YOU’RE REPRESENT’N TEXAS, YOU MORONS!

IT’S Y’ALL!!

Love,
SarahK

2 Responses to alrighty, TXDOT

  1. They must have had the signs made by yankees. You’d think if the yanks could spend all that money on stuffing their roster, they’d at least care enough to spell y’all right.

    I really do love southern-speak.

    For the first 17 years of my life, I thought my name was s’posed to be 2 syllables. (teeyum) :D

  2. teeyum, that’s the only possible explanation.