Warning! Southern Bell!

Southern Bell
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Lately I’ve become aware of all the danger signs and hazardous warnings in my subdivision. Who knew suburbia could be so dangerous?

I’ve decided to document as many of the warnings as I can find, beginning with this sign. It’s on a Southern Bell utility box, located in my very own front yard, warning me that there’s an underground cable nearby, and I should call before any “digging, excavating, boring, etc.” Not that I do much boring or excavating, but the archeological reference to excavating is fitting, since the poetic “Southern Bell” is now known as the inversed, truncated, and more corporate “BellSouth,” making this sign somewhat of a historical artifact.

On the Deadly Suburban Danger Sign Scale, this sign ranks pretty low.