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helpful feet

The people of Osaka will no longer have to worry about accidentally strolling into the path of an oncoming truck now that local government officials have come up with the ingenious idea of painting feet onto the streets to show pedestrians exactly where to stop.

Instructions for use:
1. Approach painted feet at a steady but sensible speed.
2. Slow down just as you reach painted feet.
3. Carefully place your feet on painted feet.
4. Look left. Look right. Listen.
5. If clear, proceed in an orderly manner.

A pair of painted feet in the middle of the road. Not much good if a lorry is approaching from behind.

The streets of Osaka are now safer thanks to these helpful feet.
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On Sunday, 20 April, 2008, Anonymous Jamaipanese.com said:

we need some of those instructions in Jamaica!  

On Monday, 21 April, 2008, Blogger Shyam said:

Um. Why are those feet in the middle of the road?  

On Monday, 21 April, 2008, Anonymous Scotty.VOR said:

Don't you think your all being a bit thick? That isn't a sign for traditional pedestrians, rather a push off point for Toyota's new "Flintstone" green car.

I myself have had a Flinty for over a year, and I must say, it's done wonders for my glutes.  

On Tuesday, 22 April, 2008, Blogger tornados28 said:

This is the first Englishman post that actually seems like it might be true.  

On Tuesday, 22 April, 2008, Blogger Munin said:

It's great to see that the good people of Osaka also have handy painted feet to warn them about impending drains. I have lost count of the times I've been sucked down into the underworld on the way to work.
The Japanese obviously know that a good worker is a punctual one! :-)  

On Wednesday, 23 April, 2008, Blogger Contamination said:

Very Helpful!  

On Wednesday, 23 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are there any paw prints for dogs?  

On Friday, 16 May, 2008, Blogger Gina said:

Instructions for use:

Please correct your No. 4 as there is left side traffic in Japan, so you have to look to the right site first.

Just back from a month in Japan:

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