Here in the windy city folks take a lot in stride especially when it comes to Chicago. All the big plans they try, and all festivals they have causes some of the more mundane features of the city to some times get missed.
For example at the intersection of Narragansett & Irving Park Road there is a shopping mall and of course the city wanted to make sure that patrons on foot could cross these two relatively busy streets safely. So they diligently went about the task of installing traffic lights at the intersections leading into and out of the mall and with them they painted the streets to indicate where people could cross in relative safety and lastly, they diligently placed cross walk buttons and signals so people walking could have an easier time crossing the street. well at least that was the well-intentioned plans of the city. see they kinda forgot the last intersection on Irving, on the west side of the mall.
Oh, they remembered to paint the crossings on the street, put in the traffic control lights and the signs clearly indicating to pedestrians that all they had to do was push the button to cross the street. All that was left to do was install the last push buttons for the walk/don’t walk sign and place the lighted indicator signs in their highly visible location on the poles. However in a stroke of brilliant city planning they actually forgot to install the aforementioned buttons and accompanying lights. So the now misguided, misinformed, and ineffectual signs had nothing to do but display their ignorance to world around them.
Fortunately, some brave citizen as so often the case in the city stepped up and set to put things right!
Enough said! 😉