Monday, September 18, 2006

Oh, Snap.



So, this was at the top of my computer screen this evening. It is what you get in response to successfully completing an Ironman registration. It seems so easy. You fill in the little boxes. You tell them what size t-shirt you want. You let them know of any medical conditions that might endanger you on the course. Fork over a wad o' money, then hit "submit."

Oh, wait. Did not check the waiver box. Let's see . . . I agree, warrant and covenant as follows:

"Doing an Ironman or Ironman 70.3 is a large commitment on the athlete's time and lifestyle. It is a serious venture that involves sacrifice and some risks." Duh.

"Doing an Ironman or Ironman 70.3 is a serious athletic endeavor." Duh, again. Hopefully, I am becoming a serious athlete.

* * *

"I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for this competition and that my physical condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor." Ok, perhaps it is time for a physical.

* * *

"I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE FORD IRONMAN WISCONSIN, IRONMAN NORTH AMERICA TRIATHLON, INC., The WORLD TRIATHLON CORPORATION, USAT, . . . herein referred to as "releasees", from all liability to me, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demands therefore on account of injury to me or my property or resulting in my death, . . . ." **blink**

"I HEREBY ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR RISK OF BODILY INJURY,DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE . . . . ."

OK, they are really starting to annoy me with the whole "death" thing. And why do I keep envisioning the swim start every time that word comes up?

First in . . . .

12 comments:

Bolder said...

what's up with all the reading of the fine print?

what are you, a lawyer??

skip it, just press 'submit' whenever presented with -- feel so good...

TriBoomer said...

OK, here's my favorite lawyer joke. (I know you've heard 'em all, right?) ...

Ah hemm...

Did you read about the deaf man that was arrested? ... The judge waved the hearing. ;-)

Stay tuned...

TriSaraTops said...

Yeah, I remember L'ingMAO in my classroom at that waiver...I have never so eagerly agreed to sign away my death on a computer screen.

21st Century Mom said...

We Tri - 'til death do us part. Right?

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

What, you actually read that stuff?

Let me clue you in: nobody actually reads that stuff...

except, apparently, other lawyers.

Flatman said...

...last out!

Iron Pol said...

Darn, all the good lawyer jokes are taken. So, I'll use another approach.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I didn't get to see that confirmation screen.

There. I feel better.

Living life involves taking risks. The goal is to minimize and control those risks. I believe your insurance program is named Miki.

WADDLER26.2 said...

Good luck- Game on!

JohnnyTri said...

Funny, I envisioned the swim start on the Death thing as well!
I went skydiving a few times and there wavier says on the very last page in HUGE letters, YOU MAY DIE DURING THIS EVENT!!!
then you just sign right under it, funny, we still sign after reading that!
Rockon`

Jessi said...

OK, I love your motto for training - but you gotta come up with a race-day motto too, because on race day "first in, last out" doesn't sound as good....

Comm's said...

its okay you or your family can still sue them when you die. Some lawyer will fight for your rights, even though their not yours, since your...you know..dead. But your family will do handsomely and get at most 33% of the winning since the lawyers split the rest and your name will forever be the bane of triathlon race directors whose insurance rates go sky high.

How does that sound?

Chris said...

Woohoo! See you in Madison on 9/9/2007 (if not sooner)!