Friday, January 8, 2010

Don't put salt in your eye

I find myself unable to stop thinking about the video below, which Elisa linked to the other day. Specifically I find myself thinking: when and how was the decision made to abandon the vehicle? How does that make sense? How could it possibly have been deemed the proper course of action by the vehicle's occupants?

Was this a case of the Voice Of Reason simply taking far too long to get to the point?

"Oh, hello, we seem to have found ourselves in a situation which I am certain most outside observers would agree is particularly unfavourable. Clearly the current state of events demands that something be done to either help us better cope with the situation or, even, possibly, reverse what at first glance would appear to be an inevitable fate. Right, what to do, though? There's the question. For the sake of variety, I believe I shall start with the options available to us that are, in fact, really not very good. Firstly, there's the option of jumping out of a moving car onto the slippery, slippery ice. Obviously that one is quite foolhardy and is to be avoi... Hey! Wait! What are you doing? No, no, no! I said that was a bad idea. Weren't you listening?"

Clearly they weren't. I find it disturbing how quickly (six seconds!) they decided to jump out of the car once it started sliding:


Sionned said...

I keep wondering if they weren't thinking they could slow the car down by sticking their feet out the door. Also a very dumb move, but it is a possibility.

James Dowden said...

Pity the video ends when it does. I really want to know what happens next!

Huw said...

Now I'm obsessing about it.

I slipped over yersterday trying to help my friend who had fallen over in the middle of the road. Then neither of us could get up. It was a triumphant moment.

Afe said...

Probably a couple of Australians.