Tuesday, December 2, 2014
There's a difference between choosing to take a risk and living with a risk taken by someone else.
I remember living in a large metropolitan area and realizing how vulnerable I was to other people's mistakes. An errant driver on the freeway, a negligent building inspector, or a germy waitress could end my life. Any number of things can go wrong in a chemical plant or a water treatment facility that would affect entire neighborhoods.
After being shortchanged at the drug store and having the kid who changed my tires neglect to tighten the bolts, or reading about the bridge that failed and the bus driver that fell asleep, it gets harder and harder to trust other people with my well-being.
Continued at... Risk Assessment
by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 1992. All rights reserved.
Out of the Past
Artwork: Carr Fork Canyon Seen From "G" Bridge