Friday, January 4, 2008

Sounds of Silence





The snow will be melting this weekend, the third time this winter. From a frigid week to the mid-50s by Monday. I post these photos to show the view I have from the building I now work in (not the main plant, with that damnable Cal Sag bridge in the distance. At the intersection in the first photo, again within view from my machine, a guy got bumped by a car, then she stopped, was rear-ended and proceeded to run the guy entirely over. Cells phones were involved. When the ambulance left, there were no lights flashing, no sirens. DOA. This was a month ago, and as the snow continues to melt, I'll check to see if his blood is still visible in the concrete...

3 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I was reading in the "portable obituary" today about a physicist who died working on his laptop at a Starbucks when a car came through the glass windows and hit him.

HemlockMan said...

If some asshole talking on a cell phone ran over someone important to me, I would take matters into my own hands.

Lana Gramlich said...

Cell phones seem to be harbingers of danger & death more than communication devices, if you ask me. That's why I don't & won't have one (pretty much ensuring that I'll be killed by some shmuck who does.)