Uncle Bill, are you serious? What alternate universe do you live in? I take it Mr. Gies is a grown man, not a child, and therefore responsible for his own actions. He made the decision to participate in this contest, no one forced him. You mean to tell me he didn't have sense enough to know that anything sitting in the sun is going to be hot? Did he not feel the heat from the deck on his feet? Why didn't he put on some shoes? BTW hosing down the deck makes it cooler but slippery. I'll take hot and wear flip flops. Mr. Gies is an idiot and if he wins this case, I'll know the courts are full of idiots too!