Nothing is "always." Numbers on the curb is still
mostly a scam. But, at least here, the emergency
people just don't give a damn about looking for
house numbers on the curb. Besides, they aren't
that flexible. They have maps, and GPS, and all
sorts of stuff. They should since they get money
from a telephone assessment and about 3 different
real estate tax, still they still get lost and
can't find places that are clearly marked. Like I
said, not very flexible, reading the actual street
signs apparently isn't part of the training.
Doesn't have much to do with smarts, because those
FBI agents (mostly lawyers) seems to have a
problem with mixing up addresses also.
Numbers on the curb seem to be a southern thing, up here where the snow
flies, they would be buried under snow or slush for 4 months of the year and
scraped off the surface of the curb by the snowplows.
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It's been done as far north as pittsburgh, at least.
If someone painted our natural stone curbs (ie not poured
concrete, and not easily replaceable), then came and asked for a
donation, I'd insist they clean it up.
I'm considering making cast stone plaques for us and possibly some
neighbors... just havn't figured out the details.
Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?
Back when I was a kid and this was common I remember that
they all used stencils.
They also seem to have obtained reflective paint somewhere
so I wouldn't be surprised if the city was supplying it.
I also remember that in general they weren't what you would
consider "a bum" these days. They were clean, reasonably
neat in appearance and polite.
On 07/10/05 07:46 pm George E. Cawthon tossed the following ingredients
into the ever-growing pot of cybersoup:
When I lived in So. Cal., I saw many houses with numbers painted on the
curb (black on white). I found it far easier to locate the house,
especially at night, because they showed up well and were in a
I grew up in So. Cal and I remember almost every house having numbers
painted on the curb. In fact, one summer a friend and I made some extra
money in addition our paper routes by painting curb numbers.
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