Saturday, July 28, 2012

Looks Smart Enough Though.

Nice shirt, tie and seems a wee  while from the dementia ward yet.

Mayor of Matamata-Piako District calls for more fencing after a 15 yo male dies following being struck by a train.

Hello'o, the deceased was 15 and sadly must have been still unaware that trains are big, hard,  cant stop quickly, cant swerve and are often found traveling on the parallel long bits of steel in much of New Zealand sometimes at deceptively fast speeds.
Loopy Len hasn't enough yet so it could get worse.

Sorry Mr Vercoe it was 100% down to the ignorant being who got too close to the train and if he was that stupid after 15 years it was possibly just Darwinism being proved yet again.

A fence, why, if he was that thick he would have climbed it anyway, just to prove he could.


Adolf Fiinkensein said...

".....he would have climbed it anyway, just to prove he could."

Fraid you're right, eh Bro?

I saw some guy dash across the expressway here the other day. Five lanes, 110 kph speed limit and hundreds of semi-trailers - all doing 110.

pdm said...

Some 20 odd years ago a distant relative aged about 20 was walking home after drinks at his work place in Palmerston North near the Main Trunk line. Out of curiosity he climbed a security fence then on to the top os an electrified carriage and was zapped.

Luckily for him it had been raining most of the day and when thrown off the carriage he landed in a large puddle which Doctors say probably saved his life.

Lengthy hospitalisation, skin grafts etc ensued but he is still with us and holds a very responsible diesel mechanics job these days.

Fences, no matter how high or secured will stop these incidents.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

It gets better. He was a truant, wagging school at the time. Might save a country a fortune if the Mayor offered to round up all the truants and take them track walking just before 3.00 p.m. each Wednesday.

Just imagine the improvement in the school's league tables.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Oh yeah!

Before all the wailing bleeding hearts descend from great heights. let it be know that for Adolf, at the age of fifteen, the railway line was the centre for local entertainment. My Maori mates and I almost lived on the tracks.

You could tell when a train was coming because the rails would start to vibrate when it was half a mile away.

Funny thing is, you could hear the bloody thing when it was a quarter of a mile away.

Funnier still, you could predict the time of day it would arrive because the trains operated to a fucking timetable!

Gaius said...

Your Maori mates? Man you're obsessed with the colour of people's skins eh? Even when making up wee stories of your charmed youth you just can't help yourself.

pdm said...

Gaius - obviously you would have no idea about growing up as a minority pakeha in a Maori community!!

Anonymous said...

I think you guys are horrible and insensitive!