Saving your own skin is a middle-class affectation?

January 26, 2010 at 11:27 pm Leave a comment

Help me out here.

Cycling along in the dark (lights on, hi-vis jacket, helmet) I see three pedestrians step out onto a fairly busy road without looking.

Me, approaching “You’re not even looking, are you?”

One of them “We don’t need to look; we’re not that posh.”

Huh?  Since when was taking steps to not be roadkill something only the class enemy does?  No wonder the proles are losing, eh?   Is this some deep comment about alienated anomie and the fact that poor people’s lives count for less?  Is this the reckless bravado of your nineteenth century Irish labourer on the railways – well-paid but likely to die?

Or is this just laziness and complacency bred of a welfare state gone rancid?

Ideas?

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Entry filed under: rationality, stupidity.

God, what a species Word of the day- Apophenia

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