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... Um... Voldie?

I claim my irrational view of bridges... RATIONAL.

Ha. NOW tell me I'm freaking out when I go over bridges. I dare anyone to get me to St. George Island.

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thisgirliknow
Aug. 2nd, 2007 07:46 am (UTC)
You're good at making me put a warning in my entries, aren't ya.
tevarin
Aug. 2nd, 2007 09:19 am (UTC)
Thousands of people die every year driving on ordinary roads. Heck, hundreds die in plane crashes. Bridges seem pretty darn safe by comparison.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 2nd, 2007 09:23 am (UTC)
My gosh. Are you trying to make me have MORE fears?
tevarin
Aug. 2nd, 2007 10:17 am (UTC)
No, no. Since I was a kid, I've used statistics to make myself less afraid, and I wanted to show you the same trick. If a given major highway bridge is used by a hundred thousand people every day, and seven people die of a bridge collapse once every forty years (the lifespan of the bridge that fell), then my odds of safely making it over the bridge are pretty darn good. So I don't have to worry about it. I try to save my worries for more likely dangers. Not that it always works. Some things are scary to me even if they aren't likely.



thisgirliknow
Aug. 2nd, 2007 10:25 am (UTC)
It doesn't work for me. Showing me how scary it is to drive in comparison to falling through a bridge is just going to make me not want to drive.

I guess in this case its better for me to be ignorant than paranoid. I make that choice very consciously.
brittdreams
Aug. 2nd, 2007 11:29 am (UTC)
You can always get to St. George by boat. But really, that bridge (and the old one it replaced) are absurdly safe. Not like the Sunshine Skyway that collapsed...
thisgirliknow
Aug. 2nd, 2007 11:47 am (UTC)
the old one was only replaced so boats could get through, right?

It's old and decrepit and gross looking now. The new one is nicer but still scary.
brittdreams
Aug. 2nd, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
I think it also had something to do with age. I haven't been to St. George in years so I have no idea what the old bridge looks like now. We just get off in Carrabelle and hop a boat over to Dog Island most of the time.
lizblizz
Aug. 2nd, 2007 12:25 pm (UTC)
Well the Skyway collapsed when a ship rammed into it, didn't it?
brittdreams
Aug. 2nd, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
So wikipedia tells me. I only ever knew about it because my mom lost a friend that day.
jitrbug52
Aug. 2nd, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
I don't think the bridge to St. George Island gets heavy traffic like the one in Minnesota, so it's probably less likely to collapse under pressure... I think you'll be okay!
thisgirliknow
Aug. 2nd, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
yeah. good luck getting me across it still.

Do you have AIM or gmail chat or something?
jitrbug52
Aug. 4th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
AIM and Yahoo: Jitrbug52
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