27 Sep '13, 2pm

The rear seat belt conundrum

The rear seat belt conundrum

I was a passenger in a car the other day with three of my friends. I got in the back, and very matter-of-factly, reached for the seat belt, pulled it across my chest, slid it into the buckle and sat back. Hardly a couple of seconds had passed before I was aware of an incredulous stare burning in my direction. My back seat companion was looking at me; mouth agape, squint-eyed and an inquisitive frown on his face, as if I’d suddenly sprouted a Pinocchio nose and a third eye. “Seriously?” he inquired, frowning harder as if to study more thoroughly this being from outer space. Instantly becoming self-aware, I hurriedly glanced about my person, wondering what I’d done that was so weird as to earn such a reaction. A mocking smile slowly formed on his lips. “Back seat you still want to wear seat belt ah?” he bellowed condescendingly, saving me from my brief confusion, but not, pe...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2013/09/27/rear-seat-belt-conundrum/

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