Beware The Distractive Weapons of Mass Danger (DWMD)

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In an era when the heightened Blair/Bush Weapons of Mass Destruction have become a by word rightly belonging to the recent-past, Brexit has become a divisive word and a catalyst for increased
inflation of the British Economy, and with increased terrorist activities rendering the public a little fearful, who would have thought there could be some hidden yet Distractive Weapons of Massive
Danger (DWMD) lurking around our station concourses especially for the travelling population.

Submitted: October 31, 2017

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In an era when the heightened Blair/Bush Weapons of Mass Destruction have become a by word rightly belonging to the recent-past, Brexit has become a divisive word and a catalyst for increased inflation of the British Economy, and with increased terrorist activities rendering the public a little fearful, who would have thought there could be some hidden yet Distractive Weapons of Massive Danger (DWMD) lurking around our station concourses especially for the travelling population.

If you have never experienced them, then you must be one of the fortunate few to have avoided a trolley-scraped leg, a trolley-damaged foot, a trolley-tripped fall, and an umbrella-pierced ache of the body, just to mention a few.

Start a chat with a fellow traveller, especially those on the daily grind of the British rush hour travel, and you would have opened up a riddle more mundane than that given to the young men of Timnah by Samson.

As innocuous as a Suitcase, an Umbrella, and even the innocent swinging of an arm could be, once on the travelling concourses in a parked rush hour travelling population, these seemingly innocuous and largely useful items become Weapons of Massive Danger to the Distracted – be it the user, holder of the item, or the innocent victim.

Never been a victim before? Ask the Journalist on whose foot Jeremy Corbyn’s car was said to have run over on the day Labour’s 2017 Election Manifesto was leaked, and Corbyn’s driver will tell you “it wasn’t me”.

I have experienced the swinging arm whip, trolley-scooped fall that nearly took both my legs off the floor, and as if you knew, the Umbre-e-e-lla side-swipe! Even my laptop has been a victim, shoved off my shoulder with the laptop bag’s contents spilling over and my office keys mercifully saved from falling unto underground train lines – a remarkable feat.

On one rainy-soaked day when joyously minding my travelling business during the rush-rush hour, little did I know that for once in my life, I would have given Chow Yun-fat of the famed Chinese film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon..” a run for his money. Had I not deployed one of his numerous crouching acts, it could simply have been a case of Anthony Joshua flooring Klitschko.

The Lesson:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings and avoid being distracted as you could end up being either the perpetrator or the victim. Ask Bojo, not only has he infamously tripped a school kid in a game of football, he also once flattened Japanese kid in a game of rugby (Mail Online).
  • Be considerate in all you do as even a single swing of your arm due to proximity to others could be a dangerous weapon.
  • Think for others. Simply put, anticipate or be pro-active. A simple swing of your wheely suitcase could wrong-foot or cause someone to fall.  If you should fail to anticipate, you could end up being a victim of someone wheeling a suitcase without care for other members of the public.
  • Be ready to apologise when in the wrong.
  • Be magnanimous and forgive if you happen to be a victim of this as someone could possibly be challenged for Christ.
  • Give yourself adequate travelling time with some to spare so as to avoid having to rush around.
  • Be sympathetic of others, always reaching out a helping hand when necessary.
  • Lastly, let your life speak the word wherever you are! You may not be able to speak like the Angels, nor preach like Paul but you could by your deeds make the Master known!

 

 

 

Written by Stickson Holdabrook Wright-Shepherd


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