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Block Party Gone Bad

In the heat of summer, a pool often sounds like a nice way to escape the high temps—but certain Philadelphia residents have been warned that they need to think up some other ideas. Why? Because they were renting dumpsters and filling them with water from fire hydrants to make their own makeshift pools. Pictures of the block party where it happened showed up on Instagram. Needless to say, the Philadelphia mayor's office was not happy. "In view of the City's commitment to public health, safety, and basic common sense, we will not issue permits for block party dumpster pools," their statement read.

Possible Preaching Angle:

We might laugh—but how often have we, too, found something to be fun and exciting in the moment, only to be admonished and rebuked later?


Eyder Peralta, “Philadelphia To Its Residents: Don't Swim In Dumpsters,” NPR (8-4-16)

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