- Residents were alarmed to discover that a recently painted Stop sign had been done incorrectly
- The road worker responsible somehow contrived to spell the four-letter word incorrectly
- The incident was caught on camera and the worker's comical reaction went viral
Residents generally have a sense of pride when the local municipality upgrades or uplifts the infrastructure in the area.
A group of residents would have been looking forward to the end product when road markings in their area were painted.
However, they were left in disbelief when they realised that the Stop sign was spelt incorrectly.
For some reason, the relevant road worker contrived to spell the four-letter word incorrectly and the sign read 'SOTP' instead of the word STOP.
A few community members approached the worker regarding his error and his reaction left everyone in stitches.
South Africa Live shared a video of the moment via Facebook and Briefly.co.za observed that it attracted close to 1 000 comments.
Gerhard Oosthuizen shared some food for thought:
"Well as far I can see the work was done very professionally, it's neat, it was perfectly painted...so he just can't spell... sure nowhere in the job description it said that they needed someone with good writing skills. Question should be, where the hell is his manager...sleeping in a bush somewhere?"
Wenesia Sabatino approved of the worker's attitude:
"Well he got a good sense of humour about his mistake come on he could be suffering from dislecsi I love his response and the giggle it's Afrikaans."
Champion Manyiwa identified the silver lining when he said,
"He dd a great job all drivers s won't ignore 2 stop, because they will want 2 read this. Many drivers cause accidents because they avoid stop signs.. Well done."
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