Signs like this one are posted up and down the northern Pacific coast of Oregon. My son has a lifelong fear of tsunamis, so when I told him about the sign, he urged me to leave immediately.
“You know what happens just before a tsunami, right?”
“Yeah, the tide goes way out, and–”
“I could just see you running out to take pictures instead of finding higher ground!”
“There won’t be any tsumanis while we’re here, I swear.”
“How do you know?”
“We’re leaving now, so stop worrying.”
I knew it would freak him out. Long before I became a father, I was an older brother. It’s a hard habit to break.
The little guy, running away from the big wave…doesn’t look like he’s got much of a chance, does it?
P.S. Just figured out, this was my 500th post! That hardly seems possible.