Why the Hell bother? I drop number one son off at school, my other three rode to school today... I go to the shop, buy a couple of things... walk out to my car.. and a kid no older than 14yrs rides up to the shop on an off road motor bike. No helmet, board shorts, a singlet (mind you we have had snow here the past few days) and a white cap. "Where is your helmet?" I ask him. "Don't need one". "Where is your protective gear?" "Don't need it". "I just finished working nights on a trauma unit looking after kids your age who are wearing nappies, have a tracheostomy to breath through, a tube into their stomach for nutrition and are basicaly brain dead.. all because of making bad choices. "I don't give a fuck" is what he said.. and he rode off. I called the cops... not much they can do unless the catch him. He came back near the shop, riding on the road.. victory.. they got him.
All I hope is that I do not live to see the day my kids do shit like this... or, that any of us have the mis fortune to run into someone while we are driving our registered, licensed vehicles on the road. I don't think I could handle the pain. As I said to the police officer on the phone, "I do not want to see another family go through what I see at work". He agreed... but, I am sure to experience it again. You cannot help dumb!
And, in NEWS today.. another ridiculous thing... THIS. You better believe it.