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Signs of the Times

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Well, I need never fear my local tax dollars aren’t being well-spent. The city of Palo Alto paid for a sign to assure the (surely overpaid) assistant principal had his/her own parking spot. Well, they couldn’t manage to spell “assistant” properly, so they hastily paid for a replacement sign that reserved the spot for “A.P.” (I suppose they didn’t want to risk misspelling it again, and initials are usually pretty safe). Not to rest on their laurels, they paid for yet another sign to replace it the next day. Never have I seen government move so swiftly! Perhaps to hide what buffoons they are. Embarrassment is a powerful motivator, it seems.