Thursday, April 30, 2020

Lucia Dangers of Social Distancing on the Roads

The other day I was out for a walk in my neighbourhood when a very dangerous occurrence of social distancing happened right in front of me. Thankfully no one was hurt, but it could have turned out very differently. Afterwards, I had to wonder about people's thought processes where avoiding me was considered more important than possibly getting hit by a bicycle and a car or maybe both.

As you can see in the rough drawing above, I was walking on the left of the footpath (see red arrow heading up). Two people (dark red arrows) chose to walk around the parked car so as to avoid walking anywhere near me. While a cyclist (orange arrow) and a car (large purple arrow) came past them far more closely than would have been safe, as they were making their way around the parked car.

My thoughts were, WTF???

I suppose this is a blog post therefore I should now spell out what is wrong with this, but I figure anyone reading this site is likely to get it. And that is not my way. I can't imagine anything more painful than having to over-explain something.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Lucia National Party Twitter Banner Toes the Line

So much for an alternative.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Lucia Lockdown Insanity

Found the above ad on KiwiBlog just now. At first, I thought it was joke!

I was absolutely, totally flabbergasted when the NZ Lockdown was announced a month ago. While the rage it triggered of the complete stupidity of it all was easily channeled into embers due to my increased life experiences. I now realise that few people can truly see the consequences of actions played out more than just what it directly in front of them. And then most of the time, not even that.

So, I get it. Most people will do what they are told and not complain too much, especially when they are afraid, and people like me are few, too few to really make a difference, unless we channel our energies into doing so.

However, the above ad just offends me on such a level that is triggering the rage again. Enough of a trigger to write this post, even though for years I've hardly blogged.

That is all.