> But, Lin, it's simple: "I want to get over there."
> I once saw the police blocking a street with a patrol car facing the wrong
> way in the lanes, red and blue lights going, flashing headlights going,
> lights behind the grille flashing; and a woman drove right up until she was
> bumper-to-bumper with that police car before she stopped, and then her
> argument was, "But I want to go up that way."
Years ago I was sailing at Mission Bay, near San Diego, and we were going to
go out to the ocean in a 24' sail boat, but when we got to the Jetty the
swells were breaking over half-way down the jetty. We went back and forth for
a bit, back where it was safe, looking in amazement at the force of the
water. The harbor patrol came over and stated, at least to us, the obvious,
the jetty was closed. We would not have ventured down that for anything.
After a shortened day of sailing, we drove around to the jetty. I was several
hundred feet away, which was more than close enough, yet people were going
closer, including standing on the edge of the jetty. One large wave and that
would be it. On the news that night there was a report of people swept off
the jetty and the rescuers put at risk trying to save them.
As is said, common sense is not common. You could also say Evolution is
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