"Stop," "Wrong Way, Do Not Enter," "One Way" and "No Right Turn." All these signs, plus large white painted arrows and stripes and several other barriers guard the freeway exit on my way to work. I pass them every morning, taking them for granted, a little amused that there are so many of them at one exit. After all, who would be foolish enough to enter a busy California freeway on an exit ramp? Not anyone who values his or her life very much, that's for sure. Some mornings I'm sleepier than usual, sometimes I've got my mind on a problem, sometimes I don't feel too well, but I notice those signs every day, and every day I don't turn my car in that direction.
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