Under the category of “It’s always something”

July 22nd, 2008

Parents are suing New York City because the black rubber safety mats used at playgrounds can get so hot that kids can burn their bare feet.

Of course, cialis sale view there are signs posted warning that kids shouldn’t play on the mats without their shoes on, viagra usa malady but that’s neither here nor there.

What I find interesting is this is just another example of unintended consequences.

Kids are falling down and scrapping their knees?

Sue the city until they put rubber mats down.

Kids are burning their little piggies on the hot rubber mats?

Sue the city until they remove the mats.

I know I probably sound a little cavalier about this, but coming from a generation that threw lawn jarts at each other and played war with pellet guns I have a hard time getting worked up over hot rubber mats.

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  • 1. BobG  |  July 22nd, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Another nanny state. I don’t believe in protecting kids from falling down skinning their knees. It teaches them to be careful and watch what they’re doing. Otherwise they grow up into idiot reality-impaired adults who can’t take care of themselves and expect the state to do it for them.

  • 2. Kate  |  July 23rd, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Good heavens. You mean my parents could have sued the city of Dallas cuz there was tar on the streets and I burned my feet when I was 5 cuz I was too stoopid to listen to my mother and put my bloomin’ shoes on?

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