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    Too much algae in the Gene Pool?

    I just can't believe how stupid some people are!

    BBC News - Woman with pram runs across level crossing before train


    Why did the woman run across the level crossing?
    To get to the chip shop on the other side probably.
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    OMFG. This is really a facepalm moment.
    Apparently people like this really do exist and it's a shame we have to live among them!

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    Just watch any episode of any of those cop shows where they follow the police around... You'll be amazed at how stupid people are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Just watch any episode of any of those cop shows where they follow the police around... You'll be amazed at how stupid people are.
    And thats just the Police!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I just can't believe how stupid some people are!
    hmm
    Why did the fat Welsh woman run across the level crossing?
    To get to the chip shop on the other side probably.
    Yep. Stereotypes are hilarious...

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    It's not just the woman with the pram there's another pedestrian and cars crossing with the lights going too!

    Sheer madness!

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    Hold on, she got across before the barriers came down and they always come down quite a while before the train so it isnt quite as bad as is implied.

    *stupid, yes, but not like hurdling the barriers

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    @witch; *scolds gently * we are all taught not to cross once the lights start flashing - you never can be sure of a train's speed. They got away with it... but I stick with my word "madness" (Your "stupid" is equally applicable though!)

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    I like the way she pushes the pram out into the road near the car as well, just to make sure that she puts her child in the most amount of danger possible. Worrying really.

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    The issue for me is the pram. She can prat around with her own life if she wants, but pushing a pram across rail lines? Who's to say that a wheel wouldn't get stuck somehow, or the pram topple over etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Hold on, she got across before the barriers came down and they always come down quite a while before the train so it isnt quite as bad as is implied.

    *stupid, yes, but not like hurdling the barriers
    and if they are anything like the level crossing round here they come down a long time before a train and stay down for 5+mins if another train is apparently anywhere on the line

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    So what you're saying is a glue-trap at the optimum splat-point* would hinder further algae growth?

    *may not be an official term.

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    They also have to think about the people on the train / actually stopping if they get splatted then everyones gonna be late for work

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