Sunday, November 20, 2011

Save the World: Fill up your Ute

photo courtesy my cousin Ambrose in Sarawak.

In many parts of the world, it is a common sight to see vehicles fully utilised. How safe is this? It is debatible.

When I was in high school, we went on a long boat trip to visit a farm. From the jetty, we had to walk another long distance. It was humid and hot. When the farm truck came, and stopped for us, we were just glad to have a ride. We were hauled up the back of the truck and pack. We joked that we were pigs led to slaughter. The truck driver drove quite fast and at each swerve, we slid forward. But as teenagers, we didn't care. We laughed.

On arrival, the farm manager apologized for the rough ride. He asked if we wanted the same ride back, We all shouted Yes in unison.

But now, at a half a century, you won't get me in a truck unless I park myself in the cab.


Ensurai said...

What a nice post...So Sarawak@@

Al said...

Fun photo. Yes, the world was different when we were growing up. We never wore seatbelts - the cars didn't always have them. Now you can get arrested if there's a kid in your car without the proper safety seat or booster and seatbelt!

Al said...

And to answer your question on my blog, the aging of photos has to do with changes in the chemicals used in the inks - they aren't always stable over time, particularly with older consumer films.