How come when people get all carpe diem on your ass, they always say something like, "My motto is - 'Live for today' because you never know - tomorrow I could get hit by a bus".
How come "getting hit by a bus" is always the way you're gonna go?
Take that skydiving lesson - because tomorrow you could get hit by a bus. It's okay if you plummet to your death because your 'chute won't open because at least you did it and didn't get hit by a bus.
Tell your parents you love them - because tomorrow, you could get hit by a bus. Or maybe they will. Or maybe the bus will rear end another bus and your mom will be on the second bus and her head will softly bonk the seat in front of her and leave a mark and she'll develop a brain dysfunction where she can no longer understand the words "I love you". (but, she'll be really good at calculus and drawing hands - which are both hard). Sooooo....not a bad trade-off.
I'm gonna eat this deep fried, battered stick of butter, rolled in candy sprinkles because tomorrow I might wake up and get hit by a bus. Because it's highly likely that if I don't eat it, the 420 Express will crash through my wall and mow me down in my jammies anyway. And there'll I'll be, stuck under the front wheel, going - WILL SOMEONE GET ME A DEEP FRIED, BATTERED STICK OF BUTTER PLEASE!? IF I'D KNOWN THIS WAS GONNA HAPPEN, I WOULD HAVE DONE IT LAST NITE!! (But, no one on the bus will be listening to me because it will be all old ladies going "Is this the Bingo Hall? Is this the food court at Cavendish Mall? Is this where I can hand in my scratch tickets? Why, that's a lovely crocheted bedspread - too bad about the guts.")
Why? Why buses? Is it because they are so common? Thereby ensuring that no matter where you go in the world, you could still get hit by one? Is being hit by a bus the worst thing that could happen? If you die, I guess. But I think a much worse death would be to get mauled by feral dogs. And on a worldwide scale, I'm gonna say dogs are more common than buses.
WHAT IF THE BUS WAS HAULING FERAL DOGS?!
I checked Google news just now, and there are 22 headlines about getting hit by a bus. And 3 about being mauled by feral dogs. And none about a bus hauling feral dogs.
I'm not too sure what that proves, but I thought you might find it interesting.
Anyway - gotta go feed the ratdawgs, because if I don't a baby grand and/or anvil might fall from the sky and squish me.