I thought I had hit pay dirt.
A driving experience and a comment from a colleague this week each gave me an idea for a blog post.
Since such ideas are usually in short supply, I was quite excited.
The first came to me while I was out driving and I came to what I thought was a three-way stop sign. As I found out later, one of the stop signs had a smaller sign underneath it which said “Except Right Turn”. Of course, that sign is only visible to the person pulling up to that stop sign, not the other people at different parts of the intersection. Unless you are familiar with that intersection, how would a driver know that a car may not be stopping at a stop sign. It’s a terrible road sign, and a terrible idea. Awesome, the perfect thing to write a blog post about. So I started doing some research on this type of sign.
The second idea came to me when a colleague asked me what other courses I wish I could have taught in college besides accounting. I’ve always loved phys ed, and I was briefly a phys ed major in college, so that is what I responded. I was reminded of my college days when I took courses in yoga, racquetball, and fencing. I also joined my wife to be as her partner for her final in her square dancing class (despite my ineptitude, she still passed the course). I then started doing some research on the prevalence of phys ed courses in college.
While doing the research for each topic, some of it seemed vaguely familiar.
So I started to wonder – have I written about these topics before?
A quick search of my web site revealed that indeed I had.
On July 18, 2019, I wrote: Where Does Stop Not Mean Stop? In Pennsylvania, Apparently.
And way back on October 2, 2016, I wrote the following post: Colleges Should Require Phys Ed Classes
Sooooo….. so much for coming up with a couple new blog posts, and I am sure this won’t be the last time this will happen.
But at least this time I was able to get one post out of two old ones…