OKAY. I had to post this. Unfortunately, this is one of those posts that I wish that I could reference an earlier rant because of circumstances that have become so exaggerated that a simple link to that earlier post could emphasize my point. But, I didn’t post earlier, so I can only make up for lost time.

This sign sits to the right as you exit I-129 North (Alcoa Hwy) onto Kingston Pike (“The Strip”). It has been there for at least 5 years, since Mayor Haslam was elected and Victor Ashe quit pissing off TDOT.

I am not sure what happened, but when these guys workers hung the sign, they hung it upside down. I don’t know if they were thumbing their noses at Victor Ashe. This has really bothered me since they first opened the exit. Then, when I started law school, I would pass this sign everyday. I would see the sign everyday and ask myself, “Why in the world could these guys not hang that sign correctly?”

I know that our level of service in retail and some services continues to erode in our nation, but the time that it takes to hang one damn sign correctly is not too much to ask. THE GREEN LIGHT GOES DOWN. Is this like telling the turflayers green side up? COME ON!

Well, that is the ranting that I would have initially made, but then several weeks ago the city installed the new Automated Red Light Enforcement System. Workers had to come out to the same sign, stand in front of it, and attach this “CAMERA Enforcement Intersection” sign. They not only installed the sign incorrectly the first time, but they came out to the sign a second time, armed with tools, and did not repair the sign. Come on people.

Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.