Promise of Damage

There are a few instances in which a sign designed to frighten or intimidate is actually true to its word.

I’m not talking about “premises under video surveillance” or “shoplifters will be prosecuted” or even “protected by Smith & Wesson.”

I’m referring to “severe tire damage” signs often seen in rental car facilities or in this case, a parking lot for an Orlando attraction.

If you’ve never seen a car run over a set of these dragon’s teeth I can tell you that your life isn’t yet complete. As the kids say, “it’s epic.”

My daughter and I saw it happen in a San Diego Avis lot. The pitiful driver was clearly to blame for his own mishap for blindly following the directions of the gate attendant who was not just waving him over the metal but yelling “come on, come on!”

Based on what I’ve seen, I can only imagine that these things have caused more harm than good. That’s why I avoid places that promise damage by default.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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