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Friday, November 05, 2010

The Dangers of Cones

ConesWay back in 2004 (yes, this site really has been around for 6 years!) I wrote the following missive to Nanny about "warning cones":

"Dear Nanny,

I would like you to address the following issue, relating to those warning cones and signs that are liberally erected whenever some water is spilt onto a floor.

They are bloody dangerous!

I almost tripped over one in Sainsbury's on Saturday, whilst buying my Christmas pudding.

Please can you ensure that, in future, there are warning signs erected; warning us about the slippery floor warning signs.

Thank you.


I regret to inform you that Nanny has yet to heed my missive.

I was exiting the changing rooms of my health club yesterday, only to nearly fall "arse over tit" over a cone that was warning me of the dangers of slipping on a wet floor.

Why put the cone so close to the door that people fall over it?

I know that the floor is wet, it's a health club with lots of water from eg showers, sauna and the swimming pool!

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  1. microdave1:09 PM

    "Why put the cone so close to the door that people fall over it?"

    It served its purpose - you didn't slip on the wet floor!!!

  2. Lord of Atlantis3:27 PM

    It strikes me, Ken, that one is in greater danger of serious injury by tripping over from the (badly placed) signs warning of a supposed hazard, whatever it may be, than from the hazard itself!

  3. Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells7:47 PM

    But Ken,

    The hazard warning obviously warns that an extra slippery sort of water has been spilled on the floor.

    Give 'em the credit for a timely warning (he says with tongue firmly placed in cheek)

  4. Tonk.8:25 PM

    I have found that so long as I walk about with my eyes open, I can detect both cones and slippery wet floors in fact, I can spot most hazzards;-)

  5. Uncle John5:01 AM

    Local garages seem to have'compromised' - with a notice on the shop door 'warning' that the floor may be wet during wet weather

  6. Uncle John5:07 AM

    BTW - reverting to previous threads on falling conkers, fallen acorns, &c -

    Telegraph - "India is preparing for Barack Obama's first visit to the country by removing coconuts from palm trees in Mumbai to protect the US president."