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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
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DSamuels
by Gold Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 4:35 PM
2 moms liked this
SIGH

Not surprised you brought politics into a nice discussion.


Quoting lga1965:

 


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


 

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DSamuels
by Gold Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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Rofl, at the bottom of the mobile app screen I just got an ad for doe urine for hunting! Talk about irony!!!

Sadly this isn't the first time I've read about someone with this point of view. The last time I heard it was an old man.
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lga1965
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 6:08 PM

No ..... :-) it wasn't me...I thought it was funny! Meriana replied that "this woman votes"...and I thought right away that someone that stupid would probably vote for Palin. I wasn't the first one to bring up politics.I think what I said was quite funny.

You wanna take it outside and fight about it,huh,Samuels?big smile mini

Quoting DSamuels:

SIGH



Not surprised you brought politics into a nice discussion.LOL!




Quoting lga1965:

 



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



 

kailu1835
by Ruby Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM

This sounds like a joke.  I have heard the joke before "let's move the deer crossing sign so we can keep them away from the busier areas."

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2012 at 1:42 AM

Oh DEER god please don't let this idiot vote!!! LOL

taniamorse85
by Bronze Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Wow.  Just, wow.

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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 Okay.  So, I was wrong.  It wasn't this lady who wrote it, it was someone else.  That's kind of scary.

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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