A Bit Too Cautious

64Is this necessary?

Of course not. Many such pictures circulate to show how the law has imposed ridiculous requirements on businesses and governments. In reality, such legal urban legends are often based on intentional or idiotic interpretations of tort law and other areas of liability. There is no need to warn for an obvious and open danger like water in a foundation. There is a duty to design such an area with non-slippery surfaces. However, you can taken back the sign and let the water speak for itself.

11 thoughts on “A Bit Too Cautious”

  1. Say C. Everett (Coop) Kook,

    How much dough will 2 of those “At Home Alone” monitors that you advertise set us back?

    Mike S and I might be in the market for your fine product.

    Oh, and how low will a former Surgeon General of these United States (SGOTUS?) “stoop the coop” to have pocket change through advertising? Can it be that the bad economy has hit the rich and famous?

    Now, I am not judging you, just sayin’…

  2. I just heard this story on BBC. I guess so few people in the UK know the X-mas story that the church advertising consortium had a contest to tell the story in 30 secs. or less. Here’s the low-down.


  3. Jill said: You missed the X-box at the center of the fountain!

    apologies Jill, I’m not sure what you mean. I think it’s the double espresso\vicodin mix 😀

  4. I don’t know, only one sign? what if someone comes up from the left or the right in the picture? they wouldn’t be able to see the warning. I would feel better if there were maybe 40 more signs(positioned at 9 degree intervals) around the periphery warning that there was a warning.

    Of course that’s fine if the area to be warned against is fairly small but what if it’s huge? whole herds of Idiotus Americanus would be able to barge right in and get their shoes wet. And that would be the real tragedy.

    On a less serious note, thanks for the blog JT (mind if I call you JT?) it’s become a favorite

  5. It is a great picture. “Be sure to be careful running through the fountain!” I would hope that the picture was a set-up or a joke, because water shooting out of fountains would appear to be pretty obvious.

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