I recently had a conversation with a friend over Guinness and scotch. Often, at some point in the evening, friends and acquaintances ask me car-related questions. Unfortunately, the conversations seldom go the way they expected.
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Some may argue some of these points, but so be it. I’ve enough of an understanding to make me comfortable in expressing the following. This is in no specific order.
Stopped at a red light, the person beside me has their head haunched at a specific angle, looking somewhere between their steering wheel and their knee. All of the other cars depart, they remain. The driver behind this vehicle gives a little honk in the hopes of nudging them out of their daydream. Now no longer captivated by the glow of their fancy phone, the driver looks into their rear view mirror. They do not like being told what to do. In my rear view they are clearly giving the middle finger to the car behind them. They remain stopped defiantly. Forty cars lined up behind have drivers performing a synchronized facepalm.
Many people’s stress levels stem from their commute to work. Whether it’s by public transit, car or awesome helicopter. Each offers challenges, frustrations, irritations and dangers.
It is interesting to note, however, the difference in behaviour between people and people in cars. The change is incredible. What one person does when driving one seldom sees when people perambulate in their bipedal form.
Global warming. I mean, climate change. Wait, has the term been changed again? So many policies, so little time.
The world is reportedly changing. Only a handful of people (when considering the population of the planet) have been measuring the water levels of tides, the temperatures, the behaviour of migratory animals, the health of animal populations and other indicators of portentous changes. In short, we’ve to take their word for it (you know, this article may not lead to where you might think).