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And who says Americans are not stupid?

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Calling into the Y94 Morning Playhouse radio show, Fargo-area resident “Donna” aired her frustrations about a number of deer-related car accidents she has been involved in recently – three to be exact.

Donna believes the North Dakota and Minnesota Departments of Transportation are responsible for the problem, however, she told the radio hosts that she has written local news outlets about her grievance and they refuse to take her seriously. It’s extremely frustrating to Donna as she believes she has crafted a very simple and effective solution to her problem.

Well, let’s allow her to explain in her own words:

“My frustration is that, Minnesota and North Dakota Departments of Transportation would allow these deer crossing in such high traffic areas. I mean, I’ve even seen them on the interstate,” Donna began.

“Why are we encouraging deer to cross at the interstate? I don’t get it,” Donna said to two stunned radio hosts.

We don’t get it either.

But it get’s worse. As she goes on, one has to wonder — Can this lady possibly be serious?

“I mean, I understand that deers are animals and they need to travel across the streets occasionally to survive and of course to find food but it seems to me… so irresponsible of us to allow these deer crossings to be in areas where these deer are so likely to be struck by oncoming traffic. Wouldn’t you agree?”

“Um…” one of the speechless hosts says, followed by a long awkward pause. “You know, deer crossings aren‘t telling deer that it’s safe to cross there, it‘s just more of an alert for drivers so that they know it’s a high deer population.”

Even after this, “Donna the deer lady” still doesn’t understand. So they try again.

“You seem to be under the misunderstanding that the deer are somehow attracted to the deer crossing signs,” another radio host explained.

“Well, yeah, the deer crossing sign is there to allow the deer to know that’s where they need to cross,” Donna said.

“Right,” he replied sarcastically.

The solution, Donna explained, is to move the deer crossing signs to “lower traffic areas” with slower speed limits.

After they realized Donna the deer lady was a lost cause on this issue, they promised to help her spread the word and raise awareness about the pervasive societal problem.

They certainly kept their promise to spread the word — the clip has since gone, as Gawker puts it, “ultra-viral.”

by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 8:01 AM
Replies (31-40):
lga1965
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:55 AM

 

Quoting Sisteract:

Hey, potential job openings. Teaching deer how to safely cross the interstate.

 You are an optimist ,fer sure !

When life gives you a lemon......etc.

good

You made me laugh---thanks! I needed that!!sidesplittinglaughter

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Take those dmn bed and breakfast signs down and they will quit

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I plan to share this story with every one I know.  OH MY GOODNESS!  Too damn funny.

No doubt she feels some how vindicated in her thoughts for having had the opportunity to air them on the radio.

Poor, poor woman.

In our small town of about 5,000........I think a good 1,000 of us are the deer.  She would really be bothered with how they sleep in my back yard, are all over town and cross the roads where they damn well please.  lol

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diospira
by Bronze Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:58 AM


Funny, in a sad way.





common sense is not so common -Voltaire

jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Oh my god, I laughed so hard I cried.  Awesome.

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:16 AM
She apparently wrote a letter to the editor too because I have a copy of it on my Facebook. Too funny!!
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

She apparently wrote a letter to the editor too because I have a copy of it on my Facebook. Too funny!!

Ohhhhhhhhhh, can you post it or PM it to me??  Please?

I fully admit I am having way too much fun at this lady's expense.

lol

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song." ~ Maya Angelou

lga1965
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:11 PM

 

Quoting meriana:

Sheesh. That is hilarious until one realizes that this woman VOTES

 Yup-she's probably going to write-in Sarah Palin for President.wink

 

Raintree
by Ruby Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Woh.

sherry132
by Silver Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Sigh, I've met some in Texas that I know think this way. LMAO. 

Ms.KitKat
by Platinum Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM
1 mom liked this

 Oh, Deer!

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