Tuesday, July 25, 2006

FYI File: It's Not 'Rocket Science'!

Note What the 5th Line States: " DOGS, BICYCLES, BOTTLES OR GLASS NOT PERMITTED IN PLAYLOT"
So guess what the Chicago Park District installed,
right in the middle of the Playlot?

3 comments:

Thomas Westgard said...

If you bring your dog onto the beach, the lifeguards threaten to call the police and/or chase you off. Meanwhile, the Park District has hired people to bring their dogs onto the beach to chase the seagulls off (under the theory that seagull poop causes e coli levels to rise).

My dog will chase seagulls for free, if they let him.

Julie said...

I never did find out - are the unleasehed border collies?

Good one - the bike rack in the forbidden zone - makes perfect sense (not).

It's an election year - do you think the park dstrict thought that up themselves or do you suppose "someone" was trying to look bicycle friendly?

Thomas Westgard said...

Yes, Julie, they are unleashed border collies. I looked up the company online. They do mostly ducks and geese on golf courses. Meanwhile, I taught my dog to do this years ago. Not much work, between him just naturally loving to chase birds, and already knowing a command "Go check it out!"

Just to make the message as muddled as possible, they should attach a poop-bag dispenser on the bike rack. And install a basketball hoop. And a pistol range.