Monday, July 05, 2010
Respect for authority requires authority that is worth respecting. This sign is just fussy lawyering, cover-your-ass paranoia.
The sign should say "CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK." In other words, take responsibility for your own actions. If you fall and break your arm on a noodle, that's your fault. If the noodle breaks from its mount, falls over, and crushes you -- that's the noodle exhibitor's fault. Which does require that the noodle be firmly mounted. So be advised -- firmly mount your giant noodles.