Thursday, August 24, 2006

Random Questions of the Day

  • Why do most female stealth-bike riders here have the wing mirrors angled so they can see their face rather then the road behind them?
  • Why do stealth-bike riders think it’s both big and clever to appear smug when they overtake cyclists on a hill?
  • Why do construction projects hang the phrase ‘安全第一’ (quite literally ‘Safety First’) everywhere when clearly no-on knows what it means?
  • Why do they fit ventilation systems in road tunnels and underground car parks but don’t switch them on?
  • Why do all buildings have Security Guards when clearly they’re only ornamental?
  • Why do shops and restaurants keep all the lights turned off when there are no customers inside, thus creating the impression that they’re closed?
  • Why do people not react in any way to you ringing your bicycle bell/hooting/shouting at them when they’re in the middle of the road/bike lane?
  • Why, when tackling pollution is getting some serious attention, do the police set up endless road blocks to check bicycles and let stinking trucks pumping thick black smoke go untouched?
  • Why do cars drive with their high-beam lights, fog lights and driving lights on when it’s raining? (I’d suggest that it’s to blind people coming the other way but that just seems gratuitous)
  • Why, oh why, don’t people USE THEIR EYES before walking, cycling or driving onto a more major road?

I could go on, and indeed, on. I guess the answer to all of these questions is simply going to be ‘Why not?’ as that’s the only answer to so many questions here…

6 comments:

pete said...

It is big and clever, obviously.

JP said...

Are we having a pizza day?

basil said...

what's a stealth bike? Is it a bike than can fly under radar?

dB said...

Basil - they're these wretched electronic bikes that make no noise as they move and scare the bejeezus out of you when they sail past you up the pavement.

pete said...

Stealth bike, e-bike, stealth scooter, etc - all the same thing.

basil said...

Ah! So PL scares the bejeezus (for the English out there that's bejesus!) out of you huh? He scared me without his stealth bike!!