Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Value of Reading Signs

So, today was my sister's party. 

We had a lot of people over to help her celebrate her awesome finish to high school, the fun time of turning 18, and her amazing black belt.  There was food, friends, laughter, and a lot of love to spread around.

One of the people to come over was my boyfriend.  Now, after a while at the party, it got very loud and crowded.  So he and I decided to go outside for some down time.  We ended up laying in the grass, me soaking up sun while he tried to figure out the cards in the deck of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards he got me. 

(That's a story for another time.)

We then went back outside to watch the sunset (in the grass) after the party and after my sister had opened her gifts.

Upon returning, we learned from my mom that there were signs up everywhere, telling residents to stay off the grass.  Apparently the ground was saturated with pesticide. 

(Naturally, I felt itchy after this revelation.)

After my boyfriend left, I showered.  He let me know when he got home, where he also showered.  I'm still not convinced I'm not going to be poisoned. 

And to think.  This could have all been avoided had we just read the yellow signs.

Word to the wise, dear readers.  Always read the signs.


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