So as you may remember, I live in a small town. There are two roads you can navigate to get through our town, both are one-way – one going into town and one going out of town. What does it say about my neighbors that I look both ways before crossing either of those one-way roads? What does it say about me? And I know I’m not the only one! You guys do it too! But what exactly does that imply about our collective trust in our fellow humans that we feel the need to look both ways before crossing a one-way street? That those sharing the world and the road are inherently untrustworthy? That they’re incapable of following simple directions? Or have we become so jaded that we can’t even take the most basic things for granted?
The thing is, you know damn well the one time you don’t look both ways, some lone car, having missed the signs and the general traffic flow, will come meandering down the wrong-way and flatten you…well…flatter than a pancake. And now. Now, I want pancakes. Damn. Oh, back to the issue at hand…so yeah, it’s a sad world we live in people. Sad, sad world.