What the shit is wrong with us?

Last night I was driving home from work. Normal stuff. Then, on the opposite carriageway, just exiting a roundabout, a guy on a motorbike crashed. He misjudged the camber on the road (there’s a small hump as you exit that particular roundabout) and he completely lost control. Right there, just to the side of me, I saw his headlights spinning round and the guy himself sliding off his bike and across the tarmac.

Then, as he lay in the road, cars started to drive around him.

I couldn’t understand it.

Sure, he might have tried to speed away from the roundabout too quick, and yes he’d misjudged it and lost the back-end, but the guy was lying flat in the road and.. people were driving around him. Driving on.

I can’t explain it. What the f**k has happened to society. We don’t bother to help our fellow man any more.

I went round the roundabout and parked up in front of the guy with my hazards on because, quite simply, no-one else seemed to be f**ked and they were still heading into the lane he was in.

The guy was stumbling to his feet and trying to pick up his bike, but he was disorientated and a bit confused. It was only at this point that I spotted his passenger, who must’ve slid off the carriageway out of my eyeline, coming out of the undergrowth. As I got out the car they both hugged and, well…. they were happy to see each other in one piece, put it that way.

We’re a disconnected society now. We order food while we’re sat at home. We download movies onto our TV, we communicate through Facebook and we text the ones we love if they’re lucky.

This is all f**ked up.

I asked if they were OK, they both put their thumbs up and pushed the bike to the footpath. I left, but it was a painfully sharp reminder of how disconnected we’ve become. People would rather drive past this guy, lying in the road, rather than getting involved. Heck, if this guy was lucky he might get some bystanders filming it all on their f**king mobile phones.

I’m so f**king disappointed in all of you drivers last night. Really. F**king. Useless.