I have been very absent lately. Most of the time it was an honest mistake, I would just run out of time during the day to post here. Some of the time it was because I was in a very "I hate people" mode and just didn't want to write about anything for fear that I would plunge off some horrible "hating people" cliff never to return.
But I seem to be over that. Well, partially, I still hate people. I honestly just didn't feel like I had anything to say. Until I saw Good Morning America yesterday.
Now, don't get me wrong, Good Morning America is really my favorite of the morning talk shows. Although I really despise their coverage of "Desperate Housewives" I find that they are enjoyable to watch as they seem to honestly like working together.
Anyhoo, they had a spot on "Minivans, Are They As Safe As We Think?"
Okay, I have been on this earth long enough to know that the answer is an automatic resounding NO, but come one people. So you might get whiplash in an auto accident. If whiplash is all I walk away with, I would be damn happy. Instead of worrying that our automobiles aren't cradling us in a cloud of emergency preparedness, maybe we should start TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO DRIVE! Do you know the safest way to deal with an accident? It's to NOT get in one in the first place. Man, people are just really stupid. I don't understand this need for everyone to feel completely safe all the time. You are in a moving missile, complete with a tank of gas that will explode. How safe do you really think you are? So your headrest may not be in the perfect position to stop whiplash from occurring. Do you know what else stops whiplash? GETTING OFF THE DAMN CELL PHONE AND PAYING ATTENTION.
No one wants to be responsible for anything. Including driving accidents. No one believes in "right of way" anymore, no one understands how a 4 way stop works, no one wants to let anyone merge into traffic anymore, no one even tries to get up to traffic speed while getting on the freeway, people routinely run red lights, but heaven forbid my headrest not stop whiplash. Good god. Those car manufacturers are so mean. I can't believe a huge corporation wouldn't have my best interest at heart.
I just don't get it. Why don't we have news spots on how dangerous it really is to talk on a cellphone and drive? Or to not even take the Driver's Education classes, and instead wait until you are old enough to just take the test? I know this sounds weird, but I know people who got their licenses this way.
People act like cars are the only dangerous things in the world. Now if there is an actual defect in the car, like the brakes don't work correctly, then yes, I should think the manufacturer was at fault. But 99% of the things that go wrong in a car are due to user error.
Also, it's impossible to get rid of all the things in our lives that are not safe. Electricity is not safe and yet, no one complains about it being in their homes. No one gets mad at the electric company when a person gets electrocuted for messing with something they most likely shouldn't have been messing with. And yet, there are millions of people on the road who have no idea how to actually, safely control a car.
I think I lost my point in there somewhere. See what I mean about that cliff?
Oh well, back to knitting my very weirdly shaped scarf.
On a much happier note, we are giving Keith and Rachel their birthday present tonight! I am so freaking excited. Giving presents (especially ones that I made The Boyfriend make on my suggestion) is one of my most favorite things to do.
The best part? I have absolutely no idea if they will like it. I don't know why this makes me giddy, but it does.