doing just that.
Though we are a household of non-drivers I'm not anti-car BUT I am anti-ignorant drivers - my pet hate being the driver who does not seem to know the purpose of the indicator. Actually make that the driver who parks on the kerb leaving no room for parents with pushchairs/wheelchair users to get past, forcing them to step out into the road. Oh, and then there's the driver who parks in the bay reserved for disabled drivers. Agggghhhhh.
And now there is something else for me to rant about........
Newcastle University researchers found that 31% of drivers were easily bored and therefore more likely to seek excitement by taking driving risks. These motorists were prone to speeding or overtaking.
The researchers said building more obstacles - such as by taking away kerbs so cars are more exposed to pavement hazards - might be the answer.
Whoa! 'So that CARS are more exposed to pavement hazards'? What about the pedestrian? I mean no kerbs may make it more interesting for all those easily bored drivers out there but it surely isn't going to make it any safer for Joe Public.
More of a concern than a rant really .......
I was brought up in a houseful of animals - cats, dogs, goldfish, rabbits, guinea-pigs, hamsters we've loved them all. And what better a place to find a companion than a rescue centre? Not something we ever did as my parents believed it was unsafe to bring an animal that might have 'issues' into the house.
To a certain degree I can understand their fears as it can be a challenge to bring a possibly ill-treat/damaged animal into your home and I suppose with two small children and other animals in the home you can't be too careful but nowadays all kinds of background checks are done before an animal is re-homed not only to ascertain its suitability but yours as well. Not too sure about POGO THE CAT who faces a series of dog encounters every day to decide if the dogs are suitable for life in homes with felines. What do you think?
Most certainly a rant.
I've said it before and, no doubt, I'll say it again. Why aren't children allowed to be children? Is it just me or do any of you, my blogger buddies, find these two articles quite disturbing?
In 2008, aged only two years old Suri (daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes) was hailed the most INFLUENTIAL A-LIST TODDLER , hardly surprising that here she is in 2011, her picture all over The Sun newspaper under the heading TOT NEW STYLE ICON. For goodness sake the child is only what 4, 5 years old?
Then there is eight year old, Romeo, son of David and Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham who recently made his debut on GQ magazine's annual Best Dressed list at number 26.
'With parents like that, staying stylish is just part of the family business' quotes this VIDEO CLIP which then goes on to ask:-
- So cute
- So stylish
- Too young to be considered a style icon.
Not wishing to be seen as blogosphere's most grumpy blogger please let me know your feelings on any/all of the above OR how about having your very own rant? You'll feel much better for it - honestly.
* Soap was delivered to stores years ago in sturdy wooden crates, which were recycled for many purposes but one of the best uses for a soap box was as a portable "stage" for an orator to stand on, to rise above a crowd and make speeches. It was democracy at its most basic: get on your soap box, and harangue the assembled listeners - The Phrase Finder.