Maybe we ought to give a similar one to the jogger we almost hit last week. He was dressed all in black from the top of his head to the tip of his toes. Even his fingertips were covered with dark gloves and his woolly hat was pulled down hard so that only part of his face was visible. And just in case you were wondering there were no burglaries reported. Believe me it did cross my mind. We were shocked to see him running towards us, way too far from the curb at a high rate of speed, on a pitch black night on an unlit street. We weren't able to see him until he almost bounced off our hood and even more maddening was the fact that there was a perfectly good sidewalk that would have kept him out of harm's way.
Fortunately the speed limit in our neighborhood is only 25 miles per hour and we were able to veer around after I saw him. I yelled out and we missed him by inches. He scared us badly and as I watched him run by my window, he disappeared into the darkness without so much as a backward glance, still running in the middle of the road as if nothing had happened. Was he so zoned out that he was only in touch with his body and not in touch with his surroundings? Does that happen?
Stay safe young man and well done Hamish's Mom and Dad for being smart and using good head sense while walking their precious pooch child. Hamish my little pal you are adorable, and all joggers out there, take a leaf out of Hamish' book. Please wear light colored clothing on those dark, unlit streets and as an added precaution, sow on some fluorescent strips.
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