....where have people's survival instincts gone??
We get told all the time that we act like this or that because it is our bodies' prehistoric survival tactics. Fight or Flight idea.
So where on earth are half of this town's prehistoric survival tactics? Surely your body is able to quickly & logically way up that between fight or flight, you pick flight when a large metal motor vehicle is charging down the road at you. You get your tiny fragile body out of the middle of the road that you are strolling down in the midday sun & walk on the pavement (It was created for pedestrians right?). That you do not stand in the road on a corner when having a conversation, but once again, move onto the very empty pavement one step away. That you particularly do not take a snooze half on the pavement, half in the road. That you do not dash across a 120km/hr highway (Reality: 160 km/hr highway) with your two small children when traffic is present, and then finger the drivers cause they dared to be legally driving on a road.
And you particularly do not swear back at the person flashing their lights at you, hooting and screaming “Get out of the road sweetie, otherwise you will get killed!!”. Be grateful that if you cannot think how to survive, thank god the driver was thinking for you!
Just a thought on the way to work today.
Others to follow in this theme:
*Motorbikes, if you are driving too fast, we will not notice your little selves until it is too late. Either drive fast or weave, NOT BOTH!