Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: So Cal
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Re: Woman Missing A warning to Newbies.
It's quite possible that the husband doesn't have the slightest clue how potentially dangerous this trip was. I would venture to say that MOST average non-sailors wouldn't, either.
People do stupid, dangerous things all the time. Every time they get away with it makes them more likely to repeat that behavior. Sooner or later, it bites them in the ass.
I only have to drive about 3 miles on the freeway on my way from home to work, and back, and on average I'll see at LEAST one person texting or emailing on their phone while driving (I have a 4x4 truck, great vantage point to see people doing stupid, dangerous things). And this less than ten miles from the site of a head on train collision four years ago that killed 25 people - caused by the the engineer of the commuter train texting.
It doesn't take hit men, or insurance fraud, or zombies. Just the "it won't happen to me" attitude.
s/v My Sweet Girl!
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