Ever wonder why signs out this way have so many holes in them? There are 2 reasons.

The first round of holes are made by the state. They have heard far too many complaints from Wyomingites about out-of-state drivers. Apparently, in some parts of the country, blind people can get a driver's license. Then they come to Wyoming and, well, you've seen it.

How many times have you caught yourself yelling at an out-of-state driver, "ARE YOU BLIND?"

That is why the state of Wyoming has begun printing street signs in braille. I mean, if it makes sense to print braille on the ATM at the bank drive-through then why not a braille stop sign?

As for the 2nd reason:

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In case you have not noticed, Wyoming has some strong winds. If this fact has escaped you, would you please leave your address, below, I’d like to get on Google Earth so I can zoom in and see what rock you’re living under.

Unfortunately when the city, county, and state governments in Wyoming order signs, those signs are made out of state. Those out-of-state companies cannot possibly understand Wyoming weather conditions. That is why those signs do not come with perforations. I’m sure you have seen un-perforated signs rocking on a harsh gusty day.

Driven by a concern about the loss or damage of public property the ever-vigilant Wyoming resident will, at his or her own time and expense, go out and add air holes to our local signs. This allows the Wyoming wind to pass through.

Yes, a sign that might have skipped and bobbed down the road to Nebraska or South Dakota because of the wind, will stay in Wyoming because of the “wind holes,” which are added by local concerned residents.

Many states downwind of Wyoming make a lot of money capturing signs as they are blown east, recycling them, and then selling them back to Wyoming.

So, next time you see a street sign filled with wind holes, just smile and think about the hard-working patriot who is doing the right thing to save the taxpayers some added expense.

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