Where Have All The Flagpeople Gone?

Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage

Where Have All The Flagpeople Gone?

While cruising up to go to one of Brampton's popular neighbourhoods 'Parklane Estates', we were stopped for roadway construction but not in the usual way.

There wasn't a flag person with their predominate orange flag instructing us  to stop like normal, nope. Technology and electronics have taken over yet another job it seems.

movable mechanical traffic lights

Guess you can't get in the way of progression. This fancy and movable traffic stopper doesn't call in sick. Maybe with the scorching heat wave we have been having, this is the better way. 

Where Have All The Flagpeople Gone? 


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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Al & Peggy- another thing is that if a car swerves and hits them, it will be a more even match!! LOL

Jul 15, 2012 01:50 AM #1
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Al/Peggy...maybe with all the heat the flag person said to heck with it and towed this beast out there to handle the traffic. ;-)

Jul 15, 2012 02:14 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Al and Peggy,

We have not seen this advanced technology in California, at least now where our favorite haunts are.  A

Jul 15, 2012 03:21 AM #3
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Kathy that is a good point, levelling the playing field so to speak LOL!

They are very smart Anita, our temps have been in the 90's F. and that is without factoring in the humidity!

Keep an eye out Alexandra, it is probably coming to a street near you!

Jul 15, 2012 04:07 AM #4
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Al & Peggy...Come on out West we still have Flag People, pretty ones too.

Cheers, enjoy your day!

Jul 15, 2012 05:59 AM #5
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Another job bites the dust! These are dependable as long as someone doesn't move it or their batteries lose their power! A sure sign of the times Al & Peggy!

Jul 15, 2012 08:04 AM #6
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Al and Peggy, we still have flag people here as well.  It looks easy enough to do but standing outside along the streets in any weather must not be much fun for sure.

Jul 15, 2012 08:14 AM #7
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Al and Peggy, looks like flag people have been replaced by traffic lights.  They not only not call in sick like you mentioned, they work for a lot less money :)

Jul 15, 2012 10:29 AM #8
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That's what you get when you live in an upscale area. This week I went through a couple of work areas and I'm sure the union said they would have 2 flag people and a supervisor to make sure they worked properly

Jul 15, 2012 10:30 AM #9
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Al and Peggy - flag people will let you through when ever no one is coming from the other direction but all of these stop light contraptions I've come across are just like regular stop lights ..... you have to sit and wait on the red regardless even if is not a soul coming or in sight from the opposite direction.

Jul 18, 2012 03:57 AM #10
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Al and Peggy, you are right, I have seen similar portable lights... the flag people are gone, and we pay for it... I have waited for minutes while my light is RED and no cars are coming, "flag people" are much smarter...

Jul 18, 2012 09:21 PM #11
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