On Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:01:35 +0000 (UTC)
James <email@example.com> wrote:
> Indi <thebeelzebubtrigger <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > Sadly, a lot of people (including developers) seem to think that
> > people either see or are blind and that's it. I see plenty well
> > enough for most things that need doing (the state of GA even says I
> > can drive, but then if you've ever been here you know they say that
> > to anyone who pays the fee for a DL and doesn't have a seeing eye
> > dog or white cane).
> Come to Florida; if you are a member of AARP, they'll let you
> drive until you run over your second or third victim....
> We have folks every week that park their car inside of their
> neighbor's living room. Mix that traffic pattern with Tourists
> of vacation and you can see just how fun our roads are here.....
> Florida leads the nation in fatalities on bicycle and the County
> I live in, has the most annual deaths for bicyclers ......
I think it's Randy Cassingham in the This Is True newsletter who
often mentions the prevalence of crazy people n FL.
Given the weather, it's no great surprise. The heat here makes me
feel pretty looney sometimes.
Do people down there spend an inordinate amount of time setting off
explosives and shooting guns, like they do here in GA? Originally
I'm from NE PA, which is a pretty redneck place. But GA is a whole
nother thang, as they say.
Most people are very nice though, it's
refreshing. That obsession with explosions though... Nerve wracking.
Never been further south than Alachua, which is actually pretty mellow
from what I saw -- but that was in early spring.
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