Some bozo on our place of work's electronic builiten board at work complained about how 99% of the cyclist commuters coming to work here run a red light nearby our lab's entrance. I responded:
> That light won't change if you approach it on your bike.
> Keep in mind that the cyclist who runs a light or stop sign only endangers
> himself, unlike the driver of a 4000 pound car.
"hmmm... a 150+lb person + bicycle hits the front of your car and could
possibly go through your windshield causing you serious harm. Plus,
let's not forget about the emotional damage of seriously hurting or
killing of another human being. Oh, and let's not forget about the
greedy family of the injured/deceased who will probably try to sue you
because you were going 36 in a 35 (or pick your favorite detail) and
will at least get nuisance money."
Yeah, it ticks you off, too, I'm sure. 150# vs. 4000? Give me a break. Any help with a witty retort?
I was thinking something like:
With this logic, prison immates need counselors to deal with their emotional damage of hurting someone else.
I think I'm close, but it's really not that good.