Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stupid Parents

Last night, while doing my ride on the Quebec side, I noticed a shocking phenomenon.  Almost none of the parents of small children who were out on their bikes or blades, were wearing helmets.  I find that just so aggravating. 

Forget the message it is sending to the kids that grown ups don't have to follow the same rules...to me that is not the most important message.  When parents decide not to where helmets, they are basically telling the world that they don't care enough about their children to ensure that their caregivers are safe.  In other words, they are more willing to die or get seriously hurt at the detriment to their kids than put on a helmet.  How thoughtful. 

The lives of children are just as important as the lives of the parents who care for them.  Wear a fucking helmet!!