More of this and that
It did get me thinking though.
Not that many years ago if there was snow we would have cleared our drives and the path in front of our own houses. Everyone did it,it was the norm. We would salt and shovel to keep the paths clear.
We had linesmen but that isn't the correct word? Road sweeping men who kept their area clear, they did the roads around the estates and villages, they cut hedges. I knew our local ones by name.
Now if we do this and someone slips we can be sued, health and safety rears it's ugly head once more. We are more likely to have injuries and accidents on the roads and paths by not clearing.
And yes I know I slipped but that was on our step and due to rain turning to ice and my lack of mobility.
The country seems to go to pieces with adverse weather conditions, how about the fact that ambulance men are only going to life and death situations yet call out the mountain rescue volunteers? Why should volunteers do what paid staff don't? What is the difference?
While I'm having a little rant;)
Does anyone else think we are receiving too much information?
It is all very well having the Internet and constant tv news, but what do they show or tell us? Is it the truth? I feel that most of what we see, read is edited sensationally in lots of cases. We always see the dark side of things. Is it to numb us , make us less inclined to follow current events?
Yes it is good to be able to access information we need but what does it do for us when it is atrocities? Does it make us think that tv news is similar to video games? Not really there and you can press the restart button?
Does anyone feel confidence in our so called leaders? Or like me do you find they are all tarred with the same brush?
Are you as cynical as I am when there is a crisis and then something else is shown as a diversionary tactic?
I am not really sure where I'm going with this I just feel uneasy.
Do you believe any politician, any religious leader? Do you think they are unbiased and have our best interests at heart?