Green Man Goes PC


Photo Credit: Alistair Forbes of A Mixed Bag 2013

“Hey Red Man, have you heard? Seems we’re getting some company up here.”

“What do ya mean, company?”

“Well it seems we’re gonna be joined by some lady lights.”

“What? Whose idea is this? Since when do we need help?!”

“Well, you know how it is, all things being equal. Some folks think it’s time to be PC, as they say.”

“PC? It’s just gonna be distracting! Since when have you noticed that women don’t follow our direction! I say Stop…and you say Walk…and everybody follows right along. Everybody.”

“Well, I think it’ll be kinda nice, you know, having some company up here.”

“Not me. I’m perfectly capable of telling people to Stop! You mark my words, once those gals get a taste of the spotlight, they’ll be taking over.”

“Oh I don’t think that’ll happen. But you might as well get used to the idea. I hear the road crews are installing them to their posts next week.”

“You always see the bright side of things Green Man. Not me. They may be coming, but I don’t have to like it!”

kat – 13 December 2015
(184 Words)

This story is a dramatization of actual events in recent years. Several countries, in an effort to be more inclusive have considered changing the Green/Red Man signs with the addition of pigtailed, skirted Green/Red Women or gender neutral figures. Some have even combined both genders to show couples crossing or waiting, which has evolved into other variations. I’ve included a few photos of these other versions below:

Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting this week’s Sunday Photo Fiction.
Photo Credit A Mixed Bag 2013.  To read more stories or enter the challenge yourself click HERE.


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