Thursday, July 31, 2008

Do They Make Viagra for Flagpoles?


Today, as I was walking my dog near Promenade Park - by the infamous Washington Hose - someone looked at all the yellow caution tape and asked me,

"Was there a murder?"

"No, the pole fell."

"Oh. It looks like a murder scene."

"Yeah, but not today." I answered.

There was a lot of wind the other day and the flagpole fell. It looks rusted at the base, I guess we should have known. Thank God no one was sitting on top of it at the time.

The first day, I didn't go into the park, but today, I ventured past the caution tape, overcoming my fears....

I thought to myself, 'Well, the flagpole already fell, so, it's not going to fall again and kill me.'

It fell between a lamppost and a fence, so there's no fear of it rolling ON me and killing me that way, either.

Confident that I wasn't going to die by flagpole, I walked into the park.

I guess the concern is that people might trip over it.

Which, is a legitimate concern, especially if someone is blind. Although, if they were blind, they wouldn't notice the yellow caution tape either....

I think, if you did trip over this flagpole, it's kinda your own fault. Like, don't blame the city.

It's a big flagpole.

But, in our litigious society, we have to warn people that coffee is hot, and do not eat this silicone bag, and don't trip over the flagpole.

I mean, why not warn people, "Don't trip on the stairs." or, "Don't trip on the stone wall." or "Don't walk into a tree." ?

When does a judge just throw someone out of court and say, "You tripped over THAT flagpole? Well, that's what you get for being stupid."

C'mon.

Did the town's insurance go up, now that there's a higher risk of flagpole failure?

What do I know? I'm not a lawyer, nor an insurance adjuster.....I just throw swimsuit parties.

Let's just hope the park technically "re-opens" soon, and we can go back to finding used condoms in the park.

Hey, at least they use condoms.

Glass half full.

1 comment:

Five and Diamond Vintage said...

Shucks I thought it might be some kind of water pipe and they were reviving St Winifred's fountain...