Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Please Use The Other Footpath.

My wife and I went for our (supposedly) daily 4 Kilometre constitutional to get the daily newspaper. Now over the past month or so, the local council has gotten its act together and has started to replace the broken and cracked sections of the Footpaths in our area, so occasionally we have had to obey their request to “Please use Other Footpath.”
However, today we were in a bit of a quandary, for, (and not for the first time either,) they had also had to dig up the footpath on the other side of the road at exactly the same spot and so, the only place we could walk was on the road itself. Fortunately it was a quiet side street and not a problem.
However it did get me wondering as to how often when I start something with a viable alternative, it often ends up without one and can even become dangerous to others because of our/my intention to try and do everything at once, rather than spread it out over time, to minimise disruptions. I know that it is usually best to try and do everything in the same area at once, especially when working with Concrete, but sometimes we have to put safety over convenience and expediency. This case may not have been so dangerous today, but under different conditions, may well be.
So today, when you are tackling a job that requires disruption to others, will you seek the expedient way, even at the risk of other’s safety? Or will you put safety over convenience?
Just a little, to think on for now. Have a nice day.

No comments: