Monday, April 23, 2012

Irony

This Saturday in Grumpyville was a fundraising walk for breast cancer research, so while I hauled the kids to various Boy Scout/Girl Scout/Junior Terrorist activities I frequently passed groups of women walking along the course.

In mid-afternoon I noticed one in particular.

She was standing in the middle of a busy street, with her back to oncoming traffic, talking on a cell phone.

And she was wearing a pink T-shirt that said "Early Detection Saves Lives!"

12 comments:

History Doc said...

Professional walker on a closed course. Do not attempt.

Anonymous said...

"Save the boobs,
(but you don't have to act like one)."

Packer said...

Well you detected her in time.

Little known, from back in the day when I would ride my bike couple of thousand miles per year, before retiring to become the weight gain champ of NJ, Pink is the most visible color for cyclist/walkers as it totally stands out, it is just as visible as the hi viz lemon or orange. After my visit to Mr. Scale this AM, I am coming out and getting on that bike, wearing my pink spandex. Don't puke.

Sara / Aryanhwy said...

And stupidity consumes others.

Lisa said...

They actually have a no cell phone rule. Only the boobs ignore it.

Anonymous said...

I hope you took a picture = of course only if you could avoid your own traffic SNAFU. could be contender for Darwin awards

Anonymous said...

If your stupid enough to stand in the middle of the street with a cell phone, and get hit by a car, it's called natural selection.

eagles222 said...

The real ironic thing is how these walks do nothing to "fight for the cure". It takes a ton of money to organize these things (shirts, water, food, staff). Then to top it off, the people are doing one of the most pointless things ever - just walking in goddamn circles. Fuck, have a pick-up-garbage-for-the-cure or just scrap the walk and keep donations for the actual cause.

Anonymous said...

Whether all lives are worth saving is an open question.

Andy Syms said...

@eagles222:
Couldn't agree with you more. If you want to get sponsored to do something then do something useful like digging a senior's garden or taking some disadvantaged kids on a trip to the beach.

Asking me to sponsor people for a stupid walk or bike ride is really irritating.

burnttoast said...

ARGH, I so agree with the comments about stupid human activities more designed to provide social "party" outlets than anything else. The dress-up events are even worse. If you add in the cost of the "uniform" (fancy dress, fancy shoes, hair-do, etc and yes I am female), plus the time involved, there is no doubt you could send in a check and everyone would be better off without the event. But no! We need to show off and socialize. ARGH

23 Skidoo said...

Komen has figured out everyone wants a group hug and to slog around the block a few times..it accomplishes nothing...but it makes everyone FEEL like they did something important.

http://southgeek.blogspot.com/2011/01/metastatic-pink.html

 
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