Symptoms include: uncontrollable vehicular swerving, braking, and U-turning. May cause pedestrians to dash willy-nilly across busy, multi-lane roadways.
- yard sales
- Dunkin Donuts locations
NOTE: Preliminary research indicates that Starbucks locations exert entirely different behavioral effects on their devotees, compelling them to purchase books and music collections that help simulate the experience of being at Starbucks when they are (tragically) forced to be elsewhere.
FURTHER NOTE: The "yard sale effect" appears to increase exponentially with the number of families participating and the volume of broken, worthless crap they have to sell. In case of emergency, please refer to this handy color-coded scale:
|single-family yard sale||chaos|
|two-family yard sale||bedlam|
|three-family yard sale||pandemonium|
|multi-family yard sale in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot*||anarchy & mass hysteria|
*Theoretical scenario only; never tested outside a laboratory environment. (Thank God.)