c o V E r Up

seen on a public sidewalk at a large mall in little rock, arkansas and i thought to myself, “you can still trip over it. what a way to ‘fix’ a pipe protruding out of the sidewalk.”

i have conversations in my mind with myself when i’m out in public. it was during that conversation i realized the parallel of a ‘cover up‘ and this cone on the pipe as a solution. seriously?, but i mean really?

why do some people not grasp the idea of learning from the mistakes of others and insist on learning everything from their own mistakes? as a wise person once told me, “you don’t live long enough to learn everything from your own mistakes.”

— i said that

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
— that Mark Twain guy said that

20 Comments

a penny for your thoughts?

Stevenreply
January 8, 2019 at 9:32 pm

One of my pet peeves that you’ve captured here! The cone makes it more dangerous by hiding the steel pole that protrudes. Great sepia tones in this shot!

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
January 8, 2019 at 9:42 pm

Excellent post, Sherri! I mean really! 🙂

Harryreply
January 8, 2019 at 9:58 pm

they say we learn from our mistakes, yet who among us has burned the roof of our mouth on hot pizza for the last time?

I don’t know who said that, but I didn’t make it up.

The cone reminds me of a comic wizard’s cap.

Dianereply
January 8, 2019 at 10:07 pm

not sure which I’m chuckling at more: your words or Mark Twains!

lislreply
January 8, 2019 at 11:15 pm

That’s all about re-inventing the wheel, sherri

Ginniereply
January 9, 2019 at 12:15 am

The things you see…and say! Well done, Sherri.

Nicoureply
January 9, 2019 at 12:27 am

Quel cône orange il sert à l’avertissement de ce bout de poteau génial
Belle journée
Nicou

Ayushreply
January 9, 2019 at 1:34 am

i imagine the cone increases the visibility with its bright colour and larger geometry, when compared to a nondescript piece of pipe, Sherri.

Bill Phillipsreply
January 9, 2019 at 1:50 am

Hahaha Here the water company will come round to inspect a leak in the road and paint a yellow box around it. Later someone will come and repair the leak. I guess they wouldn’t he able to find it without the yellow paint

Elaine Kreply
January 9, 2019 at 3:25 am

once when my bangs were too long, i walked into a pole at a shopping mall… yes, i said that lol

grouserreply
January 9, 2019 at 4:26 am

what an image the Mark Twain quote conjures up 🙂

mvhplein/mvdfotokraamreply
January 9, 2019 at 5:12 am

That old pipe with hat has now become a piece of art

mhelenereply
January 9, 2019 at 5:42 am

Just done in a hurry because there are only a few people who do things right to the end…I have also conversations with myself …that’s fun and interesting …!
Your processing is great !

ruthiebearreply
January 9, 2019 at 7:42 am

My first thought on seeing this was a witch hat! It may not be a perfect solution, but to my thinking, at least someone was trying. I suppose someone will hav to fall before anyone “gets” it.

Tom Wilsonreply
January 9, 2019 at 11:06 am

Looks like a witch’s hat, left behind.

Lewisreply
January 9, 2019 at 12:02 pm

A silly, wonky problem fixing fail )

Willemreply
January 9, 2019 at 1:06 pm

The right words with this photo, well seen and documented.

Stevereply
January 9, 2019 at 2:08 pm

As a species, we seem not to learn from our biggest mistakes. We blundered into Vietnam and then into Iraq having learned nothing. Now, we have a moron in charge who asks repeatedly why don’t we use nuclear weapons.

Elaine Hancockreply
January 9, 2019 at 2:39 pm

A sloppy fix to a potentially serious problem. Someone is going to trip over it and get hurt. Probably after that it will get fixed. Wonderful processing. I like the details.

Barbara Thomasreply
January 9, 2019 at 2:44 pm

I also thought witch’s hat because it’s almost black, but I think it is probably really bright orange. In that case, not so much like a witch’s hat.

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