I just signed up for a Table Tennis tournament on December 9. The registration form includes a liability release statement I had to sign. I laughed out loud as I read the first line, in which I, the undersigned, acknowledged that:
“1. The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular skills, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce the risk, the risk of serious injury does exist.”
Permanent paralysis and death? From playing ping pong? Maybe I should get my will in order. Mabel, one of my coworkers, suggested I get a note from my Mom.
Actually, this is for what’s called the State Games of Indiana, and other events include track and field and a variety of other sports. So it was a blanket release. But still…isn’t my courage impressive?1 Comment