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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 (41-50):
Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM

 Lol. Oh Lord have mercy.

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:38 PM
Sure. When I get off mobile I will find it on my FB. I posted it quite a while ago. :-)

Quoting FromAtoZ:


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

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stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:45 PM

lol...are you sure she was serious?  Maybe it was one big troll.

pvtjokerus
by Platinum Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Wow.......

mikesmom65270
by Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM

rolling on floor

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 2:02 PM

lol

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Oct. 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Dee dee dee.

Yes, I know the spelling sucks. Heh, ironical.


Church of The Invisible Pink Unicorn (blessed be her holy hooves)

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Oct. 13, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Oh by the gods... hahahahahahahahahahahhaa

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Oct. 13, 2012 at 4:28 PM


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

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

ok.. yeah, I need to see that one ahahaha

MissElissa21
by Bronze Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 4:31 PM
Lmao!
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