Thursday, March 26, 2009


On the way to work this morning I was standing up for part of the journey and a seat became available. I went to sit down and then saw a man get on with crutches, so I indicated the seat to him but he said he was fine and I sat down instead. I think he was actually just carrying the crutches (for what reason I have no idea) and didn’t actually need them himself. This makes me think that it is a) a whole new dilemma that is the equivalent of “is that woman pregnant or just a bit overweight” and b) a potentially excellent way to try and get a seat in future.

I was somewhat perplexed by the story about the man who followed his Sat Nav so intently that he only finally stopped as he was about to go over a cliff edge… At what point do you begin to think that maybe there could be something wrong? When you go off-road? When you end up on a track? When you end up on a footpath? When you end up hanging off the edge of a cliff?? When are thinking that the view no longer seems familiar and you realise you have reached the gates of heaven (or hell)??? Perhaps he could use it to go to a petrol station and buy a map.


Kahless said...

When people watching, I end up staring the most at those who carry walking sticks, but dont actually use them.

It doesnt seem that uncommon.

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - my parents were at a wedding recently and there was this woman with a walking stick who could hardly walk. But later they saw her on the dance floor and she was giving everyone a run for their money. Perhaps it's a different type of movement to dance...