But I was struck by the mixed messages we got as part of the kegling experience. Outside, the sign says bowling is fun, fun, fun! Inside, the screen above the lane presents a grim warning about the dangers and risks of bowling and sternly advising us that by proceeding we were accepting the “conditions of play.” I’m surprised we weren’t required to sign a waiver and release form, too.
The disclosures made me chuckle, because I’ve been bowling for about 55 years now and I’ve never seen anything close to an injury. It’s a sport where people who may be complete novices put on strange shoes, hurl heavy balls down slippery surfaces, and frequently drink a pitcher of beer while doing so. What could go wrong? But I’ve never seen anything worse than a pratfall. I agree with the outdoor sign — bowling is fun.