Yesterday afternoon I had a chance to take part in the “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” campaign for the YWCA. There were five of us guys from the station that donned red high heel shoes and made our way around Victoria Park. There were nearly 150 guys helping out by strutting their stuff! It must have been quite the sight for passerby who weren’t aware of what was going on. They must have thought that there was a shoe sale going on that was so fantastic, even the guys were showing up in droves. I tip my hat to the ladies that can actually wear those things all day long!
On my way home I pulled up to a red light and glanced over at the vehicle that was parked next to me. There was a lady who had both her hands resting on her steering wheel holding a cellphone. She was texting to beat the band. This girl was good. She was using both thumbs and they weren’t slowing down at all. I had to give her credit. I can only use one finger when I text and I still have a ton of mistakes that need correcting before I send it off. I must admit, by the time the light turned green her phone was out of her hands and she was back to concentrating on her driving. I don’t consider it distracted driving if you’re stopped at an intersection unless, of course, you miss three green lights.
After my walk yesterday, I think I’d be more worried about a lady driving with high heels on than I would be about a lady texting while waiting at a red light.