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the road to virtue

Posted by Simon Parke, 04 November 2015, 6.04am

I am watching the road and this is what I see.

The cat gives way to the old lady because she’s big and has a stick.

The old lady gives way to the bicycle because she’s frail and it’s travelling fast.

The bicycle gives way to the scooter because the scooter has more power and a protective shield.

The scooter gives way to the car because the car’s more solid and could do the scooter serious damage.

The car gives way to the bus because it’s enormous and the driver looks fierce.

The bus gives way to the giant crane transporter, because it’s a monster vehicle and you’d be mad to mess with that.

We do give way sometimes, wise adjustment to circumstances.

But it’s only when the crane transporter gives way to the cat that sweet virtue breaks out.

Until then, it’s all just been the dull common sense of self-interest.

 
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