Bill Engvall rose to comedic fame on his “Here’s Your Sign” skit, which mocks people who lack the common sense to answer obvious questions before asking them out loud. “Donna the Deer Lady” was made for Engvall’s “stupid” signs.
Donna recently called into the morning show of Y94 in Fargo, N.D., to gripe about inconsiderate deer on major highways. Over a two-year span, she was involved in three car accidents involving deer. She is convinced that she can solve this problem for her and other drivers, but no one will take her seriously.
Her solution: Move the deer-crossing signs to rural areas and areas where traffic already moves slowly, such as in school-crossing zones. She reached that conclusion after realizing that every accident she had involving deer occurred soon after she saw a deer-crossing sign.
“My frustration is that Minnesota and North Dakota departments of Transportation would allow these deer-crossing signs to be in such high-traffic areas,” Donna the Deer Lady complained. “I mean, I’ve even seen them on the interstate! Why are we encouraging deer to cross at the interstate?”
The show hosts insist the call was real, or at least not a hoax perpetrated by them. They clearly were dumbfounded by Donna’s deer talk but (mostly) suppressed the urge to laugh out loud while she was on the line. “You seem to be under the misunderstanding that the deer are somehow attracted to the deer-crossing signs,” of host said.
“Well, yeah,” Donna replied, “the deer-crossing sign is there to allow the deer to know that’s where they need to cross.”
Here’s your sign, Donna!
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