Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Stop before surgery


It is always a good idea, I think, to stop and consider what you're doing before you undergo surgery! And to know where a pain clinic is!

30 comments:

Don and Krise said...

The real pain is when you get the bill right? Good eye for spotting these two signs Jacob.

Vogon Poet said...

Medical Center yesterday, Surgery Center today, are you going to show us a cemetery tomorrow?
I'm going to the Villages Daily, they post happier pictures there...

Olivier said...

bien vu..........

Bergson said...

a angle very nice
good glance

magiceye said...

amen :)

wonderfully composed image

magicpolaroid said...

yes, im agree, stop turn right and jsut arrived! great! ehehe
ciao, Luis

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I agree about thinking first before going under the knife. Great place to position a stop sign!

B SQUARED said...

They are shutting down the Pain Clinics in Ft. L. Turns out they were pill factories for prescription drugs. I wonder what took the authorities so long to catch on?

Small City Scenes said...

It also says 'pain clinic'--what does that mean? Do you go there for pain? I would STOP and reconsider---very carefully. MB

Jacob said...

Hi MB - Yes, if you need help managing your pain, you can go to the pain clinic.

Jacob said...

@ B Squared - Yes, I had heard something about that. Lois watched an NBC News story describing how people came to S. Florida from all over to buy prescription drugs which they then took home to sell!

I know nothing about this Ocala place.

Halcyon said...

I don't need surgary or pain management so I'll pass this place by!

Jacob said...

@ VP - Hee, hee!

Dan J said...

I can see I have completely underestimated how big Ocala is. So more like the size of Bloomington? Burnsville? Seems like it has some smaller town flair to it, yet has many amenities of a larger city.

Nice play on words with this..... and the color is great..... The D300 typically does not do as well with red.... and your shot pushes that theory back a bit.

Jarart said...

Good advice, Jacob.

tapirgal said...

Hey, you caught it! This is striking, and I like it. I don't always like red and green together, but this is delicious. I'm looking out my window at gray, so this is welcome.

By the way, those ARE mountains in my photo. I added to the description a little to clarify. The blue I metioned was another layer outside the photo frame. Today it looks like winter :)

JM said...

Love the title! :-)

James said...

I agree 100% I just wish that I didn't have to learn the hard way. (a terrible back opereration) That left me in constant pain. :-(

Daryl said...

Great capture

cieldequimper said...

:-))

Frank said...

It's simply painful thinking that "Pain Clinics" dot our landscape. I would rather have the surgery and get rid of the pain altogether; forget treating it. Fix it if you can. Please!

Cezar and Léia said...

Well, it depends on the surgery... In some cases you'd better not stop at sings and traffic lights!
God bless you!
Cezar

melanie said...

On ne se fait pas charcuter par plaisir ! Mais il est vrai que, la plupart du temps, cela soulage bien !!

Lois said...

If I stopped to consider it too long, I would probably back out unless they gave me some good drugs!

Hyde DP said...

Great juxtaposition - thank heavens at least here we don't have to worry about the cost too much if we get ill.

Eamon said...

Good spot! I probably would have missed the connection (and did at first glance of the photo).

BeachILike said...

Very interesting indeed!

Nikki Beaumont said...

Oh, man! Jacob, isn't it great to be able to find entertainment in the most mundane of things? You know that people have pasted by those signs thousands of times and never made that humorous connection!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

"So which leg was it again?" Well, I guess it's always a good idea to stop before surgery. (;

Jacob said...

@ Buenos Aires - You're funny. Unfortunately, that kind of thing happens way too often...

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson