*Adrenaline and thrill seekers aren’t necessary risking their lives. Most activities such as skydiving are fairly safe with proper precautions. *
Okay, point taken.
OTOH, tell that to the guy that took 4 other souls down with him on a one way trip in a submersible bathtub earlier this year.
As to “excitement.”
I have this personal peeve against “thrill seekers,” and “adrenaline junkies.”
If they disregard their own lives IN FAVOR of “kicks,” then you can bet that they care less than a hoot about YOURS.
If they want to go out in a personal blaze of glory, fine.
I just don’t think We should “celebrate” them for doing it.
There are several young folks in this Strip that NEVER do anything “exciting.”
Bernice, and Luann come to mind. One could even add Tiffany to that list. When was the last time she did anything “exciting” besides go up against Ann Eiffel?
And then We have Gunther. Not an “exciting” person, sure. But he has done interesting things. “Who” among the gang can say they went to Peru? And he has more relationship experience than any single young person in the Strip.
Yeah, Yeah. Tiffany has gone to Maui and Paris but each time she went with her dad. Luann went to Hawaii, but with her mom. And We aren’t even going to talk about that “New York Trip.”
And okay, okay. Gunther went to Peru with Rosa and road-tripped with Bets.
But each time he returned alone. And some times the return trip can the most _challenging.
These were all diesel freight trains with about 50-60 cars attached and at least 2 engines.
Try 180 plus.
Bigger trains means fewer trains and paying less in salaries. And bigger profits.
I can assure you that the supervisor was probably first on the scene, interviewing the crew and downloading the locomotive’s data recorder.
And if there’s a derailment, the supervisor is there until the mess is cleaned up.
THEN comes the paperwork……..,
“Suicide by train,” is unfortunately quite common.
“Folks” wouldn’t think twice about ending it all by jumping out in front of a train.
I knew a dingle parent that did it twice. The first time she just badly injured.
The second time unfortunately, she succeeded, leaving her poor son without a parent.
And the effect on the train crews is devastating.
I think that a lot of “folks” are missing the point here:
Lu is going skydiving NOT because she “wants” to, but because some strange guy she _INEXPLICABLY__ has the “hots” for and some “friend” who is nothing but trouble is doing it.
Does anyone else see a PROBLEM here?
Are you SURE you’re not talking to Tiffany in disguise??
By all means go to the bathroom, Frank.
Because whatever you say next will undoubtably be WRONG.
I’m awfully afraid that you’re RIGHT on that score, Beb.
And as time passes, it increases the chances that Bets will “backslide.”