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Outside Calhoun School on West End Avenue between 80/81st Streets

28 comments:

  1. I am so glad to see this sign. this is one of my pet peeves (it's not like I have a lot of them) It's also nice to see someone doing something about it.

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  2. I like the idea behind it but wow is that written badly. Idling per se is not unhealthy for children or the environment, but it does create an unhealthy (or rather unwholesome) environment.

    Sorry, it's the editor in me.

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  3. Agree with Robin. My first thought was, "Why should just standing around be unhealthy for children?" Then I realized the writer meant for it to be about a car's motor idling...oh, poorly phrased is this sign.

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  4. Hooray for the 3rd grade! Their hearts were in the right place.

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  5. All the more reason for US car manufacturers to embrace European 'Stop Start' technology!

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  6. good for them

    idling is one of my peeves too

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  7. I kinda want to go stand in front of it and be idle. hee...hee..

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  8. As a child, I was told that idle hands were the Devil's work. I never dreamed they would make a sign to discourage it;)

    WV: incyc
    Next week, I'll be incyc!!!

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  9. I dunno. i kind of like American Idoling. ;)

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  10. Sometimes it's good to be idle and smell the coffee don't you think? :)

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  11. I too, have to agree with Robin, but also with B SQUARED, LOL! I was always the only one in carpool lines that turned the car off while I waited. WTF? Obviously, we geniuses are few among the masses.

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  13. Interesting!! I've not seen anything like this before...
    it is a great idea, though

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  14. well done! Idling either way is not good for children. If they Idle they should be reading, or planning, ... or in my case as a child, plotting.

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  15. Yes I read it wrong too lol, an excellent message, although not a problem here like it is in the cities.

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  16. Imagine the non-native speaker ... I did not get the point, too ... almost surreal. Thinking about why being lazy should be bad for the environment ...

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  17. Nope, we sure don't want our children to be idlers! ha...it's a double entendre!

    I saw a sign(signs) last weekend. I really need to go back and take a picture for you. Think you'd like it.

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  18. You do get around, I see. Nice job on the sign.

    Our schools have put physical education on the back-burner for years...and now we're paying the price with a bunch of zombies who can do nothing but watch TV and play with their little gamey things.

    Plus, many of them are way too fat!

    But, I think this is changing in some areas; the powers-that-be are beginning to realize that physical education may be of importance after all!

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  19. Definitely agree with Robin! I've never seen a sign like that before either..

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  20. a good sign that I think I really to take its advice

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  21. Good for the third grade! But a little 'idle' is okay for children--in our over-scheduled world, they could use more of it, especially without electronics...

    Love the new (to me) header!

    Ha! The word verification is "ingst". Inner form of "angst"?

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  22. BTW - «Louis» noticed the mysterious 'dedelstein' has been at the location of this sign. Evidently, 'dedelstein' is not idle! Seems to be all ovah New Yawk...

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