Monday, September 29, 2008

Push for Help


It should always be this easy...

25 comments:

From de Cafe said...

L, are you sure it didn't say "please insert quarters only", sumwhere on there?

Hilda said...

Sigh. I agree.

Laurie, what is it though? It's beyond my circle of experience. :)

Virginia said...

I hope whoever answers speaks better than the ones at McDonalds etc. on the drive thru speakers. Don't get me started!

Dusty Lens said...

Wouldn't that be great, help around every corner for anything we need? Nice find!

Wayne said...

Laurie, the next time you're by that way ask them about the meaning of life will you.

Inquiring minds need to know.

Tanya said...

LOL, I would like one of those around my house!

Yak Pate said...

HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!

What is the exact longitude and latitude of this portal to another world, that one we dream of where help actually exists?

And, uh, when you were there to photograph it... how long was the line of people waiting to push that button???!!!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

South Pasadena is under siege. Hurry, push the button, hide the children!

altadenahiker said...

I just checked the stock prices. Push the damn button NOW!

Dixie Jane said...

If I were there I would push the button.....but I don't know if I want to go UP or DOWN. I guess that is why I need help.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Efficient....the call baox and your picture in B&W.

USelaine said...

So Pas is looking more and more like the movie "Truman". The button is never pushed. No one sees the need. ...or they act like it anyway...

Trish said...

Ya agree---get Congress to push the button already!

I wonder how many people actually push the button for something other than the help with the rail line?

Eki Akhwan said...

Laurie,
I like the way you composed this picture, the angle created by the "rigid" element at the foreground and its shadow at the background makes a very nice composition. The black and white tones are very rich too. Very striking.

Double "D" said...

Laurie,
I'm pushing but nothing
is happening.

Nice photo with lots of
possibilities. You sure can pick em.
Doug

p.s. Thanks for your nice comments at
my blog. I appreciate them.

altadenahiker said...

Hey sweetie, you know how you said you cooked up a storm last week to combat the financial stress? Did you make us something really special tonight? I kept pushing this button and no one was there.

Blognote said...

That would indeed be so helpful, if used properly. Not only on highways when you have problems with your car but also in the cities! A great idea, and thank you for sharing, Laurie!!

Laurie said...

I knew I could count on you all to make this more interesting!

Hilda, this is a call box at the train station. I assume one can push that button and get instruction on train schedules and other Metro related things.

I like the idea of a universal help line much better...

Thanks for the clever comments, everyone!

Hilda said...

Oh, hee, thank you! Nothing like it here anywhere! Really.

babooshka said...

If everything was an easy, so right. Nicely done mono again.

Halcyon said...

Once again, great use of lines and shadows.

I wonder if someone really answers or if you get routed to some kind of automatic thing. Or maybe it's a call center in India!

Judy said...

WOAH - talk about a timely image. Akin to the Staples advertisements where people just push the Easy button.

Compositionally, I realy like the shapes and the use of negative space on the left. The shadow creating that slight diagonal line is always a favorite.

Miss Havisham said...

Have you ever pushed that button? It's the voice of the Hal3000.

Dave? Are you in South Pasadena?

Webradio said...

Help to walk ???
Smile...

Anonymous said...

Nice story as for me. It would be great to read a bit more concerning that theme. The only thing I would like to see on that blog is a photo of any blocker.