When I first saw this sign several years ago on the Big Island, I thought it was intended to be quirky and funny. I didn’t take much notice of the actual warning. Then one day on Oahu, I saw a car parked below a palm tree with an odd dent on the hood. I also noticed a coconut on the ground beside of the car. Then I realized that this sign that I had seen a few years earlier on the Big Island was meant to be more than quirky.
Now, please don’t be terrified of falling coconuts. There’s no need to pack a hard hat when you go to Hawaii. Though I know I write some wacky things here on this blog, I can assure you that my silliness is all natural and not caused from being knocked in the head with a falling coconut. I’ve never been hit by a coconut or seen anyone hit by a coconut.
You might want to be careful about where you park your rental car. There might be a reason that shady spot is empty. Sometimes, you can just take a look on the ground to see if there are remnants of coconuts playing hit the car.
Do you have any falling coconut stories? Please share it in the comments.