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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 10/11/2020

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  05:57 PM

Son Z and I got some new grips for the motorcycle handlebars. The instructions for the grips came with this helpful caution:


I can't imagine the steps that led to the company deciding to add this cautionary note to the instructions. I keep coming back to this:
Hello? Plastiche Cassano Handgrip company? I crashed my bike, and in spite of having your handgrips on my handlebars, I was injured. You will be hearing from my lawyer!
More dubious guidance: 1, 2, 3, 4.

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