June 4, 2006


In Transit

I once knew a woman who was killed by a bus. While looking for traffic in the opposite direction, she inadvertantly forgot to check for traffic coming the other way. This is true.

This is how my life feels more and more these days. When I read of a possible terrorist cell in Toronto I realize in my intense focus on getting wiped out by the Avian Flu, I may be looking the wrong way for the bus.

We have too few icebergs, and too many hurricanes. While North American kids are becoming astoundingly obese, millions of children around the world are starving to death.

So what do most of us bitch about? Bad drivers, lousy bosses, rainy weekends, sullen teenagers, TV reruns and the price of gas. Yeah, our tiny little First World Problems.

Look out for the bus.

3 Comments:

Blogger Rainypete said...

I figure most North Americans are likely to get wiped out by a bus or two because they can't see with their head up their ..........uhhhh....you get the idea.

June 05, 2006 8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe we're not off base worrying about our surly teens and their internet habits...seems like that is germaine to the question when our terrorists are homegrown.

It's a stretch, but price of gas and lousy bosses could probably be considered in that equation as well.

But I agree with the rest. If we quit bitching about rainy weekends and tv reruns we may end up with a better society and nobody will want to bomb us. :-)

June 05, 2006 8:26 AM  
Blogger Gen1GT said...

I'd like to make sure that it's known, all hurricane experts agree global warming has nothing to do with increased hurricane activity.

June 09, 2006 6:48 AM  

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