HIGHWAYS workers have urged the public to embrace the opportunity for relaxation and centering oneself afforded by their temporary lights.
Rather than viewing long delays at a four-way junction as an obstacle, workers have suggested motorists live in the moment even when that moment is idling in traffic on a busy A-road.
Construction worker Nathan Muir said: “Live slow. Relax. Breathe in and out. Abandon your worries and judgement.
“Our high-viz jackets are the same saffron as the robes worn by Buddhist monks. We added these reflective patches to urge you to reflect on your existence.
“Sometimes we’ll gesture at you because we want to recommend a restful pose. Or draw up in a truck full of bitumen to encourage you to take deep, soothing breaths, hold, and then exhale through the nose.
“Don’t worry. If you seem ready to explode with stress we’ll keep you on red for a bit longer, to give you time to achieve that perfect moment of Zen-like calm.
“We’re from a higher spiritual plane. Except for Martin. He’s from Nuneaton.”