Tuesday, June 5, 2007

With The Spinning Blades, and the Screaming...

Seen on the Captivate elevator screen this morning:

"Lawn mower accidents- all of them preventable- send 9,400 kids to emergency rooms each year."

OK, so I understand the point of putting 'preventable' in the sentence, to increase the senselessness of the carnage. However, doesn't it beg the question of what an unpreventable lawn mover accident looks like?

"We were walking on the beach... nowhere NEAR a lawn... when the mower emerged from the waves and bolted up the sand, shredding sunbathers left and right! We tried to run, but it happened so fast- there was no way this could have been prevented!"

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