22 April 2011

Trekking for Jesus- Stay Out of the Fucking Road!

Today is Good Friday.  Now I dunno about the rest of the country/world, but this marks the start of something here in New Mexico:  The trek to either Chimayo or Tome Hill.  This trek (I believe) is supposed to simulate Christ's trek to the hill of Golgotha where he was crucified.

That's all well and good.  If you wanna go trekking for Jesus, good on ya.  I don't really care.

I have one request, and this applies every day, but local events make it more prominent today.

STAY OUT OF THE FUCKING ROAD!!! 

There are shoulders, fuck, even sidewalks for you to walk on.  That's kinda what they're there for.  The roads, the bit with the lines and the fucking cars, that's not for you, that's for the vehicles that go above a crawl.  There are laws for pedestrians just as there are laws for vehicles.  Ignorance is no excuse. 

I don't care what your purpose is for being in the road, but if you're there and you get nailed, it's you damn fault for not following the rules of the road.  Jesus wasn't impervious, hence why the nails went in, and he wasn't immune from the laws of his time either.  Walking in commemoration of his walk doesn't make you impervious to a motherfucking car, and it doesn't give you immunity to the laws that govern the rest of us. 

There's a reason Jesus road to Nazareth on a donkey; they didn't have cars and therefore couldn't go faster than maybe 12 miles an hour.  Nowadays, we go much much faster, and in the contest of person versus steel/fiberglass/aluminum/fucking rickshaw, person will lose. 

You're not entitled to impede traffic because you people don't know how to walk 2 abreast or single file.  You don't have to walk in a gaggle.  You're not goddamned geese.  Stay out of the bloody road.  Fair warning, I will hit you and I'll tally up my points based on who and what I hit. 

In general, this applies to people in the university area too.  You aren't allowed to just burst out onto the road to cross the street without looking.  There are crosswalks for a reason, and they're generally the safest place to cross the road. Just crossing the road is illegal.  It's called jaywalking, and you can be cited for it.  It also means that if you get into an accident involving a car, you're at fault because you're crossing the road illegally.  Sorry to break it to ya, but it's true.

Bicyclists? Folk who ride scooters? Don't think I've forgotten about you. 

Let's break it down shall we?  If you're not on skateboards or shoes with wheels on them, then you're considered a vehicle and you MUST follow the MANDATORY traffic laws. Such things like signaling, lane changing, waiting your motherfucking turn at lights; that shit?  Yeah, you've gotta follow it too.  I can't tell you how many accidents have been caused because of a bicyclist in particular who didn't follow traffic laws and just decided to go ahead and cross the road anyway, or not look to see if a car is turning and just went across the road and hit the car or were hit. 

It sickens me.  I'm sorry that you might have been hurt, but you were driving ignorantly and without concern for those around you.  As I've mentioned in a previous post, you hold lives in your hands and you shouldn't just be blithely running around with no concern or care.  You are a jackass of epic proportions if you do. 

Just do me a favor and have a care, be aware of your surroundings and look at those around you, check what others are doing.  And stay out of the fucking road if you're on foot.  You see a blue Honda Civic coming your way, check to be sure you're in the area of safety that was created just for you for such occasions. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh...have a happy and safe Easter everyone.

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