Another perspective on Road Kill

Another perspective on Road Kill

So, today I had to take a circuitous route to work. My Ford Escort wagon can’t be driven, as the repair to the ignition thingy made the windshield wipers not work, don’t get me started again on that.  I’ll be taking it to my mechanic on Sunday, who I should have gone to in the first place. The drill is, I drop the car off, ride my bike home (17 miles, thank you very much, yes it is a long ride, but I do it in an hour and its a nice workout), and he works on the car during the week.

So I had to take the longer route to work today in order to make a stop at the least expensive gas station in town ($3.50/ gallon – I hope those oil CEO’s burn in hell). Usually I fill up there on the way to my mom’s, but if my tank gets low on any day other than Saturday, I can’t wait. As was the case today. The Escort had gas, but is undrivable. The truck  . . . . runs really well (knock on wood), but was low on gas. So there ya go.

On this longer drive I couldn’t help but notice all the road kill. Maybe it’s the time of year?  In spite of my love of the wilderness, I’m really a city girl and don’t know when animals start migrating and having offspring, etc.  March seems early, but this is what I saw: 1 smashed raccoon; 2 squished opposums, 1 squirrel, 1 unidentifiable.

Speaking of roadkill has anyone else been driving down the road and someone just starts out to cross the road, and never looks to see if a car is coming? I have seen this phenomenon many times, and marvel that these totally unaware types have reached the ripe old age of anything over 20!  

I wonder if anyone has done statics on how many pedestrians have been killed who never look for cars before crossing the road?  Maybe if we just left the bodies on the highway for a few days, like the non-human highway roadkill, the morons would learn to LOOK before crossing.

Thoughts to ponder this day that may or may not be related to the topic of road kill, but are simply random thoughts, no less important for being random:

  • You’re born, you die (the idea is to try to put this off as long as possible, as in looking before you cross the damn road!), and life is what happens in between (like not having multiple visits to the hospital to recover from being hit by cars when attempting to cross the road).
  • Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate (sigh, so true).
  • If the facts do not conform to the theory, they must be discarded (that explains a lot).
  • Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion (this one kinda disturbs me for some reason . . .).
  • Why did the chicken cross the road?  Albert Einstein – Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.  Hmmm . . .

Ok for now, that’s all folks!

hamster dreamin’