Every day we see it on the news — how people die while crossing the streets of our city; just this past weekend four people lost their lives for not walking to the crosswalk or the traffic light.
From our office we have seen many of these cases: a man in a wheelchair; a woman with a baby in a stroller; a woman with two little children who decided to start playing in the middle of the street while crossing to the other side; a man with crutches who could hardly keep himself standing on his two feet.
Why? When will people learn? Are they in that much of a hurry that they can’t spend a few more minutes walking to the right place to cross the street? Are they so lazy that they’re willing to risk their life for a shorter way to get to the other side? We KNOW people are often tying to catch a bus. How will that justify their behavior when they wake up in the hospital — or someone identifies them in the morgue? — to say nothing of the mental and emotional pain left behind in the driver(s) who hit them because of their own irresponsibility!
This time of year, with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year celebrations around the corner, holidays can be ruined by the stupidity and laziness of those not willing to cross the street at the proper place.
Those who are even more arrogant are the ones with a cell phone glued to their ears and when they see a car passing close to them or not stopping, they look at the driver as if the driver is at fault.
We hope that these irresponsible and selfish people have a little compassion for the rest of us during these coming holidays and stop breaking the law — for their own sake as well as ours.