Wondering Woman / by Courtney Mehlhaff

On my way to work, I walk through an area of the Minneapolis skyway that's currently undergoing significant construction. So I'm used to seeing signs about what the workers are doing that day, and how it might be dangerous.

Yesterday, I saw a new warning.  It read "Caution: Lasers in Use."

And it gave me pause. Because I know how to protect myself in case of "Hard Hat Area" or "Earplugs/Goggles Required" or "Respirator Use Beyond This Point." But . . . lasers? 

They can come out of nowhere, man, and I'm just not equipped to deal with that kind of threat.

The best defense I could come up with was this:

We're gonna need more than hard hats this time, people.