I watched the news last night.
I watch it at six most nights, just to see my Sharon, but that’s beside the point.
There was an item on about some crowd who are worried about brain injuries caused by falling off bicycles. That’s fair enough – I would be worried if I suffered a brain injury from falling off a bicycle.
Now, I’m sure these people are genuine and sincere, but they really pissed me off.
They are calling on the government to make the wearing of cycle helmets compulsory.
What the fuck is it about modern society, that any time anyone is injured, the cause has to be the subject of legislation?
I don’t cycle these days, due to a combination of
laziness age and living in a very hilly area, but if I did, it is unlikely I would wear a helmet. I hate those idiotic looking bunches of plastic bananas, and anyway I like to feel the wind in my hair. I am a reasonably mature adult, so my attitude is that if I did fall off and crack my head, then that is my fault. I just would make sure I didn’t fall off. I know there are dangers associated with cycling, just as there are dangers associated with just about anything, so I take the appropriate care.
What I do not need is some fucker coming along and demanding a law to protect me against my own mistakes.
A spokeswoman said on the news that it was a “no brainer” that the law should be introduced.
She was spot on there.
A society that need to be carefully wrapped in nice soft legislation in case it hurts itself is a no brain society.
I got very annoyed at that news item.
I got perilously close to a heart attack.
They should introduce a law banning items about people wanting to introduce laws.