I'm beginning to think child safety is getting way out of hand. I was
driving home from resolving a customer issue (nothing major—just needed to
reset a port on a switch—thank you ever so much, Monopolistic Phone
Company), driving down the street towards Chez Boca when I saw a kid, maybe
four or five years old, wandering about, on foot, close to home
(easily within 50′ of the front door), wearing a bicycle
helmet! There was no sign of any type of pedal-powered vehicle in the
vicinity, although his mother was nearby, sitting on the front lawn watching
out for the little kid.
He was wearing a bicycle helmet while walking!
Around his age, I was flying headfirst into ditches on my bicycle sans
helmet and the only lasting affect is an inability to spell sertain words
correctly. Well, that, and a tendency to say “that” instead of
He was wearing a bicycle helmet while walking, people!
Then again, I should be amazed he was let outside at all …
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