Common Sense, & The Lack Of.............

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Richard A Thackeray, 12 Aug 2019.

  1. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    I'm not surprised, you just have to look around a typical high street to witness similarly mentally deficient individuals on a daily basis. I often wonder how some of these people manage to get out of the house each day without seriously injuring themselves!
    The scariest part is that these same people are allowed behind the wheel of a car and we are sharing the roads with them...... :eek:
     
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  2. Totally acceptable providing they pay for the helicopter and crew time.
     
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  3. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    Twits who get themselves in trouble through idiocy should indeed be invoiced for the cost of the rescue.
     
  4. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    £7k seems a bit light for scrambling a chopper, would have expected the real cost to be much more than that if you factor in crew training, hardware costs and standing costs, just for being ready to fly.
     
  5. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    And you don't think that will lead to more people dying because they don't want to call out the rescue team?
     
  6. Hicky

    Hicky Veteran

    The rise of a lack of common sense seems to be linear with the rise of H&S, I mean the type that appears to be for the sake of itself.
    One H&S adviser the Uni has took on once advised a colleague that walking across a car park was dangerous and he should walk the perimeter....do one!
     
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  7. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    If someone gets themselves in grief due to their own idiocy, then that's their problem if they won't call for help. It improves the gene pool.
     
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  8. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    It's got to the stage where SAR groups and police will "get them out off trouble". Not taking the right equipment for conditions or even going out when most would stay has become more commonplace.
     
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  9. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    The threat of a big bill doesn't seem to put people off calling an ambulance in the states, and no one has yet managed to substantiate the claims it would put people off of calling for help here.

    What it might then do is give some people the motivation not to behave like plums.
     
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  10. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Our our former H&S adviser who pulled me up for not having a high viz on in the yard. Fair enough, I slipped it on and then pointed out....
    My jumper is black. My 'high viz' is black (designated engineers colour)
    Yes but you got your high viz on now...was the reply.
    Actually I have a reflective on. Its daylight and reflective if useless in daylight...so what's the point ,? I asked smiling cheekily.
    You're obeying the rules she said.

    Yeah right, no common sense, just rules.
     
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    oSLo
    These kind of morons need to be named and shamed publicly, so as to possibly avoid any future idiocy and make them think about their actions (sending their lad out on an airbed) and the consequences (the rescue).
     
  12. alicat

    alicat Legendary Member

    Location:
    Staffs
    £7k is 1k * the cost of the lilo, to make a point to the family how much their idiocy cost.
     
  13. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    Yes but it would be interesting to know the actual figure although I suspect it would be difficult to actually get it together, as they are all volunteers you would also have to pull in data from every workplace they left.
     
  14. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    Is that true? I was watching something the other day (I'll try to find it in a bit) where the woman being interviewed was saying she hadn't called for ambulances when she'd needed them because of the cost, I doubt she'd be unique in that.
     
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