I received the following email and photos from a long time reader and friend, the David Shopping Diva (aka DSD). In subsequent conversations, we have mutually asked, in a situation such as this, who should you call? Perhaps another CC reader has the answer. In the mean time I will share a typical situation one runs into when living in Panama. Thanks to DSD for sharing.
On Saturday, May 5th (about 6 pm) we were heading downtown for a bite to eat. As we were approaching the Parque de las Madres, I noted something unusual at the intersection of Avenida Obaldia and Via Porras – the new traffic lights were lit up. All of them. At the same time.
A driver’s dilemma. Well, not for all of the drivers – the taxistas continued to drive with their usual ‘flair’ and speed. I used caution going thru the intersection, which elicited the usual chorus of honking horns.
Our friends remarked on “the things you see when you don’t have a camera”… well, we did have one with us, so we turned around and took these pics. The focus is not the sharpest, but you definitely get the idea of the situation. When we were returning home later that evening, the lights on Obaldia seemed back in sync, but on Via Porras at Avenida 3ra Oeste the lights were flashing between red & green every 5 seconds. Much honking of horns once again. We really hope there were no crashes or injuries.
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