On innovation: how to improve beeping reversing trucks (2)

You may recall this post, from back last May:

Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 11.54.49 AMWell. We may now have the opportunity to do something about it! 

Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 12.05.29 PMHerewith a modest proposal.

Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 11.53.21 AM Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 11.53.55 AM Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 11.54.14 AMWe will see… I will be very interested indeed to see how this is read by the Powers That Be. They did, after all, refer not only to “innovation” (yes, ticked that box) but also to “creativity” (ditto: literary humanities includes creative non-fiction, creative reading, and works of the imagination made using words). It may help them to see how a set of behaviours on campus are perceived from another point of view. Changing the effing beeping would be a genuine innovation; seriously: given the size of the construction industry worldwide, this has potential for massive $$$$$ repercussions. And the added bonus on the side of improving human and other animal health and well-being.

I found it very therapeutic (mid-headache) to write that post back in May, it saved me from comitting violence, and while QUIET would have helped, the act of writing definitely helped my sanity. (Yes it’s snarky but it could also have been more sardonic and scathing. Seriously. Look at how few cuss-words there are.) After writing it I felt much calmed and made more effort to be nicer and friendlier to The Yellow Peril. Many of whom are very nice people, by the way, and I’d encourage others to be nice and friendly to them too. They’re people too, like us except with better ear-protection. If I can make the effort, an effort towards human solidarity and empathy, even when being driven bonkers: then I see no reason why Powers That Be are not just as capable of doing so too.They’re people too.

Being nicer also made me feel better (because even if’s arguably deserved, being mean and sweary always makes me feel bad afterwards). And that’s good. People feeling good has been known to be a good thing. Long may it continue in a virtuous cycle…

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