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human traffic light
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human traffic light
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From: Matt on 2011-09-11 01:24:24
This man's job is to stand on the corner all day showing passers-by a "don't walk" sign when the perfectly functional automatic crossing light says "don't walk," and lowering it when the crossing light says "walk." Someone is paying him to do this, maybe not a lot, but obviously enough that he isn't dying of starvation. And there are men like him working every crosswalk in the neighbourhood where I took the photo. How does Japan manage to have a functioning economy at all, let alone being the world's third-largest?