Back in the early 1990s, there was a car commercial that had the announcer saying, “Stay between the lines. The lines are our friends”, as the driver of the car then proceeds to not stay between the lines.
Once again, I can’t remember what company it was for, but I do remember wondering why someone would feel the need to violate traffic laws.
If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you’d know that I’m really not a rule breaker. When I have occasionally broken the rules, to me those occasions always felt about as dangerous as Frazier was in this clip from Cheers:
I wonder if they had to have the paramedics on the set in case he hurt himself!
What brought all of this up was my mentioning “running with scissors” in relation to my desire to hike alone. Barbara, over at The Empty Nest Mom, mentioned that it was a need for danger. To me, it’s an innocent adventure that really can’t do any harm, sort of like them saying “You’ll put an eye out” when you say you want a Red Rider BB Gun. Then again, whenever I go hiking I have to pass by this sign:
And I do need to conveniently forget that at least two women bicycling alone have been killed by mountain lions in the county. And we all know what happens in Christmas Story with the bb gun. Maybe I am secretly a rebel! I like that idea, even though I was completely bored by Rebel Without a Cause.Our high school teacher was being super nice showing it to us, and I felt so bad for not liking it.
What actions do you do that you know you shouldn’t, but really aren’t that dangerous … or are they? Any suggestions as to what I should rebel against? or Have you ever watched a movie that you really wanted to like but didn’t?