There’s a nonsense “hip” thing going on in Boston. Since Boston has ben experiencing really harsh snowy winter and is already 8 feet deep and counting, some local Boston residents decided to be adventurous and just outright stupid.
Some people are doing a “dive” in the snow and has picked up pace. It has become outrageously popular and dangerous that the Mayor in Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh held a conference and requested every daredevils out there to stop their nonsense.
I would understand getting in your ski suit and actually ski through the neighbourhood for kicks or go sledding but who dives in a snow wearing only their underwear? It’s bad enough that they may get pneumonia or frostbite and even hit a sharp, hard ice and die. Don’t they know that? Are these stunts brought about being snowed in, just being stupid, or adrenalin really pumping and diving out on the snow would help? Or all these for popularity’s sake – a few seconds of fame in the social scene? I don’t know about you but I call those stunts “STUPIDITY AT ITS BEST!”
(Photos from SFGlobe.com)
I saw an irresponsible and dangerous driver on the road around 4 p.m. while coming home from work near our area in Al Nahda, Al Ghusais. The girl (approx. 8-10 years of age) was peering outside the passenger’s seat with almost half of her body out of the car. The car wasn’t driving fast, at least, that is for sure. And I kept telling my hubby to get closer so I could take a shot of the car while the girl was peering and took the licence plate as well.
I have never seen such disregard for child safety in my life but this place is beaming with those. I see mothers holding their tots while they were in the safe side and the tots were in the dangerous side of the road. I have seen parents slap their kids on the head in public places, even humiliating them while telling them not to cry. It could be worse inside the privacy of their homes for all we know.
What I saw this afternoon just validates the perception I have of most of the people here. They have no respect for life, safety and rights. I feel so sorry for the girl too in the car. She should know it was dangerous but she was also enjoying peering outside a moving vehicle while raising her free arm like she was in a parade or something.
The authorities should take drastic action against people who endanger their kids lives because of negligence, stupidity and ignorance. You don’t do stupid things like that unless you’re a stunt man!