The Eclectic One

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Thank you Captain Obvious

Posted by Bill Nance on August 25, 2008

How many times have you been watching the news or reading the newspaper when you stumble across some medical group or research study which “discovers” or “warns” about something everyone with an IQ over their shoe size already knew? If you’re like me it’s far too often.

Here’s a helpful tip from The American Academy of Emergency Physicians:

Q. How can pedestrian injury and death be prevented?
A. To prevent injury and death, pedestrians should:

  • Use sidewalks. Know and obey safety rules (e.g., if a “don’t walk” signal starts blinking when you’re halfway across an intersection, continue walking).
  • Cross only at intersections and crosswalks.
  • Look left, right, and left again for traffic before stepping off the curb.
  • See and be seen.
  • Closely watch children and teach them the safety rules.

Well thank God that’s settled.  Wait, I forgot, only 200 people in the entire State of Massachusetts know about this stuff. -Carry on.

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One Response to “Thank you Captain Obvious”

  1. caillean said

    bloody massholes! Their kamikaze-pedestrian ways will make me go grey before my time!

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