The travelers set out at dusk. The road to the restaurant was broken and strewn with obstacles. Bright lights outside the 99-cent store illuminated detritus best left in darkness. These lights were installed by local entities concerned about safety, to make the street appear more inviting, and to reduce unfortunate incidents and accidents that make customers wary. This worked for a time. But soon the peels became more brazen, and were no longer ashamed to show themselves in their true form. Watchout!