From a distance, it's hardly noticeable -- you wouldn't even notice that you weren't noticing it. Instead you're likely to be gazing at the fenced in, half-repaired construction site that is the Durham Athletic Park. You might be wondering, "Do my bonds equal a better Durham?" You might be thinking, "Huh, I wonder what's new at the Scrap Exchange?" You might be thinking about nothing at all, and you might not even notice this sign:
And that, my friends, could be your first, and last, mistake.
What, you're wondering, am I referring to? Is it that big puddle to the left filling a hole that could serve as a quarantine area for some of our larger aquatic mammals? Maybe the jagged line of concrete patches like some ghastly lace-work running along the edge of the road?
The cracks criss-crossing the pavement? the loose gravel scattered about the gutter? those examples of Durham's famous rocks?
No, friends, none of those significant but inferior blemishes. See below -- if you think you can stand it....
The abyss looks back, Durhamites, the abyss looks back!