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Monday, May 26, 2014

Playground Rules

Joe Pesca posted this picture on Twitter. I don't know where, but I'm guessing it's in the Village Of The Litigious.

My favorite is "No sliding askew," as if playground-age kids know what that word means. But some of the other plain-English rules are ridiculous. No twisting the swings? No jumping off of them?

How do you use a "rocking device" without pulling or pushing? There's a rule barring one-hand climbing, but don't you have to remove one hand at a time in order to climb? You're not supposed to slide head first or on your back -- what kid wants to go feet-first and face-down?

The authority figures who posted this list could have saved a lot of space by simply posting a sign containing three words: No Fun Allowed!