Okay, let's face it. Friday night, following a wake. Rob Ford. Lougheed Hwy at North Road, a high-traffic corridor dividing Burnaby and Coquitlam. The two-legged bucket of lard decides he's going to jaywalk across Lougheed Hwy to hit the Chinese restaurant on the other side of the arterial road.
The RCMP stop Ford and give him a $109 ticket for jaywalking, leaving Toronto's mayor gobsmacked.
What was Ford thinking? Did Sir Jack Falstaff not realize the hazard to navigation that he was creating? Zounds, ye fat sack of guts! Crashing into that guy would be like striking a moose only it would be 400-pounds of lard, not sinew and muscle, coming through the windshield. And who would be left to clean up the mess? Lougheed Hwy would quickly begin to resemble a freeway out of Atlanta.
Whether it's a wallowing supertanker laden with bitumen or a wallowing, crack-smoking elected official from Ontario, British Columbians take hazards to navigation seriously.