Monday, February 02, 2015

The Cruel Joke

I am convinced that those push-to-walk buttons are there just to make us feel like we actually have a bit of control, or keep us occupied while waiting at the corner. They are not really connected to anything. It is a false hope. A placebo of sorts perhaps? If the signal does actually change when you push the button it was just a happy coincidence -- the light was about to change anyhow.

1 comment:

Lynne Burkholder said...

Such a skeptic! I remember when you first told me this! I thought you were lacking faith in the "system." But, buddy, I believe you got it right! That button does nothing for me.

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