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Right is Right!

26 January 2013, 08:43

I read an interesting bumper sticker a while back - right is right even if nobody does it, and wrong is wrong even if everybody does it...

It would appear as though in todays modern, hurried and often crazy lifestyle, we as human beings appear to have forgotten the basics that we were probably all tought from a young age from our parents, grand parents, schooling, religion etc.

Common sense, seems to not be so common any more and the reckless and often spiteful human nature is observed daily, often followed with a justification statement such as - but "they" all do it.

I was asked recently why do I stop at a stop sign, my outright answer was because it is the RIGHT thing to do. I was taught at a much younger age than I am now that one needs to halt at a stop sign, observe around you, and if safe, then progress onwards.

I do not only stop because I may get a traffic ticket for a violation.

It would appear that the hundreds of vehicles that I observe daily (yes this does includes taxi's, but not only them) do not appear to follow this same mentality, they appear to view a stop sign as a semi yield sign, if it appear clearish slow down then go for it.

One notices it at pedestrian crossings regularly (and even at schools), this would include mostly (not always) guys in larger saloons and suvs gunning towards those crossing the pedestrian crossing. The speed limit in front of a school is 40 KMH you moron. My question to these individuals is - what would you do if it was your child or mother using that crossing? Would you still race towards them, or would you do the right thing (because then it suits you)?

Quite recently in our local newspaper, they have encouraged the public to take photo's and then publish these vehicles parking on handicapped parking bays when the driver is not handicapped, except maybe a bit of a retarded moron for not observing the sign and the painted road markings. It is again shocking how larger saloon vehicles, often with personalised number plates park where they want, when they want. Again once being a retarded moron and clearly mentally challenged, these individuals will either get aggressive, or mereley candidly ignore any instructions to remove their vehicle from said parking. My question here is how low are you prepared to steep down in life ? One day if you should ever need such a parking, I hope that you will not have a similar retarded moron doing the wrong thing.

The appaling thing is that if you challenge these individuals by hooting or shouting at them for these above transgressions, you will generally receive a  middle finger as thanks for your efforts to educate them.

Has our humanity stooped to such a low level that we do not only do the wrong thing, but we then justify it as being right because it suits us.

So here it goes, my open plea to everyone that reads this post, please halt completely at a stop sign.

Do not barrel down at a pedestrian crossing, stop and allow the person (especially children and elderly) to cross in peace. The sacrifice of 10 - 15 seconds will NOT make you late for your hurried little existence.

Please DO NOT park in a handicapped bay when you are clearly a healthy fit individual. I am sure that walking a extra 10 meters will not harm your physical well being.

Please people, do the right thing ALWAYS, just because it is right...you might be surprised at the difference your small action can  make in todays crazy world.

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