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I am back on the mainland and blogging from Seattle with South Austin in the rearview mirror. Don't worry Virgin Island fans, I will most certainly be back in the Caribbean for visits if not full-time. And I'm sure St. Thomas will creep it's way into many future posts. For now, it's all about living in the Pacific Northwest!

April 25, 2012

What happened to the Panic?

It occurred to me that my last post was titled "Palm Trees and Panic Buttons" yet through all my ramblings, I neglected to mention the panic buttons (or palm trees for that matter, though they were implied).  So... panic buttons. One of the things that I notice most is signs. I have put quite a few of them in previous St. Thomas posts: the 10 MPH speed limit signs riddled with bullet holes, Constructions begin - 300 fts, and no swimming in fountain.  This new addition can be found every 30 yards in the new parking structure across from the Red Hook Ferry Dock.

What kind of panic is being referred to here? A flat tire? Knife fight? The religious mini van with the loud speakers is following me? Crazily muscled Thomas is wearing his palm frond hat,  doing pull ups on the roll bar of my island jeep and it's freaking me out?

Jump up?

I'm quite certain that if I were to push the panic button that nothing would happen. And even if this system were connected to something, I'm certain whatever response manifested would be insufficient address the panic.

My friend captured this home-made addition on her phone while walking through Cruz Bay on St. John. It's a bit fuzzy but the second line seems to capture what island life is all about... patience! Oh, and don't even think about showing up here when you're not working.

The last "notice" from this trip was a sticker spotted on the back of a stop sign and unfortunately was not captured in photo form. But you don't need to see to feel it. Best fishing boat name ever: Fishizzle!

I'm on the lookout for some home town goodies.

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