Posted On: Wednesday - February 9th 2022 6:16PM MST
In Topics:   Curmudgeonry  Peak Stupidity Roadshow
Peak Stupidity is not all politics all the time. Sometimes, we just deal in your standard everyday stupidity. These post usually end up with a Curmudgeonry topic key. (There are quite a few built up here!) It's the usual question: Are people just getting more stupid, or is it just my getting sick of people?
Yeah, you try to teach kids the safe way to do things. Walking along the side of the road is what you'd figure is one of the simplest things. You need to see who's coming at you. People, OK, sober and/or non-British/Aussie/Kiwi's, Hong Kongers, or Japanese, drive on the right side of the road. Therefore, if there's no sidewalk or path well off the road, you should walk on the left side, so you can see who's coming at you. There's a much better chance to get out of the way of a driver who's not paying attention.
In our neighborhood, the cars aren't going very fast. Sometimes, we'll stay on the right, if we just took a right, we're only going a block or two and then we're going to take a 2nd right turn. Most of the drivers are very courteous and will get as far out of your way as they can. The thing is, it's not most of them that may maim or kill you though, just the one.
Don't they pass down this information anymore down to the kids? How about to the adults? I see them too, walking on the right side, not looking back either. They are oblivious to the danger from someone not paying attention. If their parents never passed down this tidbit to them, could they not draw on their own common-sense? Do they need an app for this?