To support those readers of my recent post who would like to see playgrounds added to airports, I present this petition. Sign it by commenting, pass it on to two friends to sign, link to it, tweet about it, digg it, rate it, rank it, write it on a bathroom wall…and when all six of you loyal readers have commented on it, I’ll print it out, seal it up and send it off to those powers that be…as soon as I figure out who they are.
Petition for Playgrounds in Airports
We, the undersigned, ask you, the powers that be:
How is it that McDonald’s, which keeps costs down by having the smallest restaurants possible and whose most dangerous product is hot coffee, finds it worthwhile to spend the money to expand restaurants and increase their exposure to liability lawsuits by adding playgrounds to them, but airports, who consume thousands of acres of land and whose core business is stuffing as many people as possible into thin-skinned steel tubes full of explosive jet fuel and hurling those javelins into the sky at hundreds of miles an hour, can’t find the square footage or a lawyer to write the indemnifying clauses necessary to build playgrounds?
Seriously, if airports can accommodate Brookstone–because we all need a digital nose hair trimmer at 35,000 feet–we think they could provide something that’s an actual service to travelers.
And so, we implore you–as parents who need a break and as travelers who appreciate flying with kids who have burned off their extra energy in the airport rather than by tunneling into first class by crawling under every seat in front of them–to add playgrounds to every airport in the United States by any means necessary.
We thank you, our kids thank you, and we’re pretty sure that all the flight attendants in the United States thank you, and we’re all registered to vote (except the kids), and we’re not afraid to do it.
Better by design
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