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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bouncy House safety rules

I went to a BBQ today with my colleagues from work and their families. Of course, a BBQ in Seattle before May or June means you might be inside due to rain (which we were).

The hosts of the BBQ rented a bouncy house for all the kids, which was awesome. Even with the wet weather, kids ventured into the bouncy house to burn off energy. As Drew was inside jumping, I happened look at the safety rules for the bouncy house. Here's what I saw:

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Basically, if you get hurt it's your own fault -- and don't even think of suing us. My favorite is "No unevenly matched players."

The thing you can't see is the caution about operating the bouncy house on a wet surface -- because, you know, you could get electrocuted. I guess the bouncy house company ignored that one.

These rules reminded me of a sign I once saw on Maui in 2011 that not only warns you of all the dangers in the ocean -- but absolves the surrounding businesses of any legal action. If you die, don't say we didn't tell you to be careful.

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