Growing up in the 80’s, I was lucky to be around for the introduction of amazing computer games. My grandad had a Macintosh (yes Macintosh, pre iMac) and he stocked it with all kinds of games (via floppy disk) for his seven grandchildren. Three of my favourite games were Sneakers, Donkey Kong and Frogger.
Frogger, for those of you who don’t know, is a game in which you are to help the Frogger cross the road. It has to over come obstacles, such as cars, bikes, buses, and trucks. Pretty much it’s a snooze or lose scenario where if you make one wrong decision…YOU DIE.
In life, many of us regularly play Frogger when out in the real world, as many of us jaywalk as a part of normal every day life.
Jaywalking in itself is a pretty dumb activity to participate it. Sometimes it’s hard enough to even cross the street at a stop light because so many idiots have licenses (myself included).
With all this in mind, it absolutely baffles me when I see parent’s, nannies, babysitters, grandparents, etc. jaywalking with their children and even worse strollers. What’s that all about? Let’s be serious for a second here…in Frogger, when you get hit by a car you lose a life. In life, the same principles are pretty much true…but we are not cats or a video game, we only have one life that we’re playing with.
So, not only are you stupidly putting your own life in jeopardy, but you are putting an innocent child’s life in danger as well. Idiots.
Take the extra 45 seconds and walk to the crosswalk you dummy. That is all.