The Soapbox Archives:
I saw in the news that the last four snow storms left a record amount of snow and badly hurt the local economy. The (new) governor was urging people to go out shopping and help save the (local) economy. What I didn't hear was the state and towns planning enough resources to take care of the snow problems so that people could go shopping without any urging by the government officials. Winter is winter; it always shows up every year and right nown there's no parking near the stores. They knew what was going to happen and they didn't prepare for the worse.
During all that snow clearing during the morning commute, they had police details managing the traffic because the front loaders were clearing one side of the road while the dump truck was on the other side. I was just wondering....why don't they do this at night when everyone's home and off the roads? Wouldn't they be able to clear out the snow faster at night?
I'm thinking, this dog isn't going to be in a seat belt. If the guy gets into an accident, either the airbag will trigger and slam into the dog (and probably break his neck) or the dog will go slamming into the dashboard (and probably break his neck). Considering that some people care about their pets as much as they might care about a baby human, it doesn't make sense to let a dog sit in the front seat like that.
Yeah, sure, no one's going to be trying to get into an accident with their beloved pet in the front seat. However, that's the point: no one ever plans on getting into an accident; they happen anyway in spite of one's best intentions. If you're not going to risk a baby or a child in the front seat, why risk a pet?