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Signals

So I was standing tonight at the bus stop, waiting for the bus to show up. And I was doing that, I noticed that the buses on this route use special bus lanes for a portion of the way. The signals didn't make a lot of sense to me, but I am sure they made sense to the bus driver. And I began thinking about how some signals are so clear once you know the code. And that led me to ask: What does it take to understand signals?

Back at Ranch Fleminggatan 77, it seems that after a lot of confusion, the signals are becoming clearer and easier to understand.

While in another part of Europe, someone who usually sends out unclear signals, sent a strong signal of their own. Only the person on the receiving end didn't think the signal was all that clear.

Still across the pond, a work colleague ponders a major decision, and thus, the singals they were guided by for so long -- just changed.

And then I am coming to realise. The funny thing about signals is how they mean different things to different people, and how they mean different things at different times.

Maybe the clearest single we send is that we're willing to work to understand the different signals everyone gives us to interpret.

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swedishchef79
Nov. 11th, 2003 03:13 pm (UTC)
Ouch -- my brain hurts.
rcornelius
Nov. 12th, 2003 01:26 am (UTC)
Mine did too. Too much Sex in the City. I'm getting Carrie Fever ;-)
swedishchef79
Nov. 12th, 2003 08:19 am (UTC)
I really should spend some time watching that show, just so I know what all you homos are talking about ;-)
rcornelius
Nov. 13th, 2003 12:52 am (UTC)
Sex In The City is the survival guide for disfunctional living. I recommend you get all the seasons on DVD. of course, after Buffy, which is what the homos like watching as well ;-)
swedishchef79
Nov. 16th, 2003 09:03 am (UTC)
I shall add it to my Amazon.com wishlist immediately!!
malte
Nov. 11th, 2003 11:48 pm (UTC)
<freud>Hmm, interesting, a post about 'signals' where the spelling of that word transforms into 'single' by the last paragraph...</freud>
rcornelius
Nov. 12th, 2003 01:30 am (UTC)
Hee hee...interesting indeed. I need to sit on my big red couch and think about this. granted, it's soft like a porno couch, but occasionally, i just sit and contemplate on it. usually about how to get my special someone back into bed! :-)
talktooloose
Nov. 12th, 2003 06:50 am (UTC)
I was especially interested in the "singals" one. "Sin gals?" Back to Sex and the City, maybe.

But a very interesting entry.
rcornelius
Nov. 13th, 2003 12:48 am (UTC)
Or maybe I am just a crap speller and should run spell check before I post anything? ;-)

Actually, my english-speaking ability declined pretty rapidly once I moved here to Sweden, but I have opted not to spell-check or anything since I am just plain lazy. :-)

Or maybe there is something to what you two are saying after all..... :-P

/Rodney, over-user of the smiley
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rcornelius
Nov. 14th, 2003 10:13 am (UTC)
Re: Carrie, is that you?
I know...it is scaring me too. Hold me in New Orleans ;-)
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