Men at Work signs in Tristan da Cunha
Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, 17.III.2006
We didn't spot any regular Men-at-Work signs but on the road leading
to the potato fields we've found this gauntlet. The message is clear: work is carried out.
Foreign manufacture would only be a waste of precious cargo space on one of the few ships calling
Our watchguard counters that, in his opinion, this is a stop-sign. He's usually right, but not
now. I think that this is a Men-at-Work warning sign because:
- it is rather foolish to let people halt below the top of a hill on a narrow road
- it is not a bus-stop because Tristan has a regular bus stop sign
- that stretch of the road needed some maintenance
- a working gauntlet was used.
We should have asked to make sure, but the whole male population was out fishing
- It was a quiet and sunny day - and I've
learned that you should never ask this kind of information from women
(Monsieur Jean won't like this.)