please: for your own safety, keep off the pipeline


11 Responses:

  1. deyo says:

    And now, a word about emergencies.

  2. buntz says:

    for some reason, i read it as being spoken with an english accent. i guess "you could be injured in a fall" seems particularly british.

  3. jonabbey says:

    Ha, I have a picture very like that. I think everyone who visits Alaska and drives down the Richardson highway to Valdez snaps that shot.

  4. jkonrath says:

    I just got back from Alaska and can verify that the state sport is, in fact, shooting at road signs.

  5. roninspoon says:

    A buddy of mine works for Southwest Gas, which is the commercial natural gas provider for most of Nevada, Arizona, and I think Utah. Large portions of the main trunk pipelines are apparently above ground due to variations in terrain or geology. He was telling me the other day about a guy who thought it was a water pipe, despite the numerous and large warning stickers, printed in bright colors, that warn that the pipe is a high pressure gas line.

    This fellow was thirsty though, and thought it was a water pipe, so he stood under it and shot the pipe with a gun. My friend relates that the fellow was lucky and the gas didn't ignite. I'm of the impression that this was an unfortunate result, as the greasy charred stain would have served as a warning to the other morons.

  6. Blah blah blah, we regret any inconvenience this may cause you.

  7. joel says:

    Reminds me of a quote:

    The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?