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Boulder Incident

Boulders are dangerous.

At least, according to this sign located near a local restaurant.

As Skye and I sat outside, waiting for our names to be called, many people walked past the boulders and past the numerous signs warning of their danger.

Boulder Incident

 Not a single person injured themselves in a tragic rock accident.

And perhaps more surprisingly, no one else seemed to find the signs ridiculous.

Boulder Incident

Skye and I felt they were at least silly enough to necessitate a photo shoot.

Boulder Incident

Which, surprisingly, the crowds did seem to find ridiculous.

Silly crowds, that’s obviously astute social commentary right there.

Or at least a great use of five minutes and a boulder.

I’m just as embarrassing in person as you’d expect,


{ 34 comments… add one }

  • Andi September 28, 2011, 6:01 pm

    Embarrassing friends are the BEST!!! I recently did a Stephen Tyler photo shoot. Y’know, Dude Looks like a Lady. Anyhoo, your blog is fun! I will have to stop back by!

    And I can’t help but wonder why the boulder is dangerous!

  • Casey September 28, 2011, 6:25 pm

    You know someone scratched themselves ever so slightly and sued the city for millions. Thus, the ridiculous signs.

    People. They’re the worst.

    • Megan September 29, 2011, 1:54 pm

      I hope they got a fair settlement – I mean, those boulders can do some serious damage!

  • Janie Fox September 28, 2011, 10:04 pm

    Skye looks like a rock star. bahahaha
    I would hang with you any day!

    • Megan September 29, 2011, 1:55 pm

      Which does make you wonder – why don’t more rock stars take the stage with boulders? The world may never know.

  • Lisa @ Blithe Moments September 29, 2011, 12:17 am

    You should visit the site “Happy Place”. They have a whole gallery of such useful signs.

    Great photos as always!

  • Nami September 29, 2011, 12:48 am

    Thanks for showing us the many ways to trip over a boulder.

    They need signs like that for the homeless people that sleep on the streets of New York – don’t you agree?

  • Kari @ bite-sized thoughts September 29, 2011, 1:19 am

    How could people not be amused by that sign? Sometimes I wonder at the sense of humour (or lack thereof) amongst society! I’m laughing and I’m not even there :)

  • blackhuff September 29, 2011, 3:13 am

    Love the boulders photo shoot :)

  • Amber September 29, 2011, 9:51 am

    One of my most favorite past times is taking pictures of ridiculous signs, this would be one I’d take a picture of.

    I get it, I totally get it!

  • Mindee@ourfrontdoor September 29, 2011, 11:59 am

    Obviously, putting up a sign was easier than removing the dangerous boulder. But they really are just asking to be mocked.

    • Megan September 29, 2011, 1:56 pm

      Though it’s not clear in the photo, the entire street is lined with boulders, which seem to have clearly been placed there, possibly to avoid cars running off the road and over innocent sidewalk photographers. So the entire scenario is somewhat confusing.

  • Missy Jill (What's Going On Here!?) September 29, 2011, 12:23 pm

    Oh, my. I would have skipped dinner altogether for a photo opportunity like that. Bravo!
    Do you ever wonder what you’d do with your brain cells if they weren’t constantly drawn to blog-worthy material? It’s EVERYWHERE.

    • Megan September 29, 2011, 1:57 pm

      I know, right? You should read the posts I write in my head before falling asleep, they’re far better than my usual writing!

  • Skye September 29, 2011, 12:28 pm

    I don’t think you’re embarrassing. Rather, you’re good at getting your friends to embarrass themselves! :)

    • Megan September 29, 2011, 1:57 pm

      Ooh, now that does sound like a fantastic trait. Thank goodness you guys indulge me!

  • julie gardner September 29, 2011, 12:59 pm

    Someone HAD to have been laughing when he or she installed that sign.

    Or that boulder.

    Or both.

    • Megan September 29, 2011, 1:58 pm

      Do you think it was the same someone? ‘Cause that would be a strange day’s work!

  • Leigh Ann September 29, 2011, 1:21 pm

    I agree with Casey. The sad thing is that you know someone hurt themselves in some form or another for those signs to be put up.

  • SpilledInkGuy September 29, 2011, 1:53 pm

    Does this restaurant cater to a large paper / scissors demographic?
    The paper probably wouldn’t care…
    but I can see how a pair of Fiskars might be concerned…

  • John September 29, 2011, 1:54 pm

    Why the heck would they put up the sign if there wasn’t imminent danger?!

    I’d totally have made a stink if people were ignoring the sign. Totally.

    • Megan September 29, 2011, 2:12 pm

      You should have seen all the innocent children nearby, completely ignorant of the monster in their presence. Sad, really.

  • Bodaciousboomer September 29, 2011, 1:57 pm

    Really people- you need this sign? I find that sad.

  • Stephanie @ Our Marriage Adventure September 29, 2011, 4:54 pm

    You know, all those people who thought you were weird are probably the same people who would (without the sign) complain about the huge mean ol’ boulder leaping out at them as they tried to walk to dinner. Luckily they have you and Skye to illustrate just how dangerous it could be without said signs.

    • Megan September 30, 2011, 4:09 pm

      In their defense, that boulder did look pretty nefarious.

  • alonewithcats September 30, 2011, 1:58 am

    That boulder rocks.

    • Megan September 30, 2011, 4:12 pm

      You always speak to the heart of a matter.

      Yes, yes it does.

  • Christa the BabbyMama September 30, 2011, 10:08 am

    You are going to be incredibly sad when the boulders finally rise up and destroy us all…

    • Megan September 30, 2011, 4:22 pm

      I don’t know, to live during the boulder uprisings of the early 2010s? Wouldn’t be the worst way to go!

  • Kimberly September 30, 2011, 10:15 pm

    And you know some idiot will trip and fall and crack their head open…so now not only will there be signs, but everyone will have to wear helmets as they cautiously maneuvre around them.

    • Megan October 3, 2011, 9:04 am

      Man, I would rock a boulder helmet.

  • Allison October 1, 2011, 8:25 pm

    (visiting from SITS)
    I love this. It looks like something I would do.
    I also think the boulder sign is hilarious.

    And more hilarious – the fact that you and the boulder wore the same outfit that day. I love it.

  • Holly October 4, 2011, 2:41 pm

    That’s funny. The way I understood the sign to read was “Hey, you better watch your step around these boulders because if they see you staring at them they will get all up in your grill and start shouting “Are you lookin’ at me?! Are YOU lookin’ at ME??!”

    So you better watch your step.

    • Megan October 4, 2011, 9:29 pm

      Man, I totally missed it – they were obviously warning me against overly emotional boulders!

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