Thursday, January 09, 2014

Protecting the Youf from Themselves

The youf shall not climb poles with the electricical at the top.


The youf shall not belly wriggle over a pipe, not shall they pretend they are tightrope walkers.


The youf shall not climb tall structures.


I did them all and survived, but I didn't graffiti anything along the way.

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  1. Not being a climber myself never done it, I don't like heights but remember watching all the other kids doing it and they all survived.
    Merle...........

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    1. Amazingly they did Merle.

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  2. Adolescents are oblivious to the consequences of their behaviour and are, by definition almost, irresponsible. Climbing electric poles is stupid enough but what about driving like dickwads or diving head first into shallow rivers?

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    1. Hels, it is a wonder I survived. I am sure the statistics would not be good. I didn't say I didn't approve of today's safety measures, but it was a bit of a nostalgic wallow.

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    2. Andrew
      when I was doing a placement at a hospital in 1967, they took the young students to a spinal ward at Heidelberg or Preston and Northcote (somewhere out there anyway).

      The ward was full of 18-21 year old males, mostly from careless, self inflicted accidents.
      I will never forget the sight.

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    3. Yeah, I know Hels. The good old days were not really that good for many.

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  3. I never climbed electricity poles, but I did the other things and also survived.

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    1. Most of us did River, but not all.

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  4. Sounds v familiar here too. And interestingly we ALL survived. Not sure how (or why).

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    1. EC, surely pure luck. Even the most clever kids now still misjudge things and come to grief.

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  5. It amazes me the things we survived as kids. We were free to wander and wonder all summer long.

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    1. As were we Rubye, and what great fun it was. Maybe in reality, we a little more cautious than we remember, or sensible at least.

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  6. My dictionary ignores "youf" must be an Australian expression. Anyway climbing up there is a good recipe for suicides !

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    1. Gattina, my way of saying youth. Some youf are too lazy to pronounce the the th sound and use f instead.

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  7. Kids will figure out how to get around those things if they want to bad enough - more of a challenge

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    1. MC, hopefully if they are smart enough to get around them, they are careful enough to not fall.

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