Thrill Seekers


Why do people do this? This week I was reading online about a man who was afraid of heights. His friends dared him to jump off London Bridge into the River Thames. This was recorded and has gone viral. It was also appeared in The Independent newspaper and Daily Telegraph newspaper. The man did the dare and guess what happened? It went wrong. He fell into the River Thames and the cold water hit him, put him into shock and the water current was too strong that it took him further away from land. I believe the man was saved and he did not die. Lucky for him.

Also, two British men participated in a race up a mountain in Greece. They had been blogging their whole trip. They mentioned in their blog that the route which they are taking is very dangerous and “100 per cent” you can die. Sadly, in this case, they died and fell to their deaths.

It is always the family members who have to pick up the pieces. In both situations, you can see how dangerous it is. The victims are aware of this yet people still do this.

A letter to the Editor..

Dear Editor,

I was reading the article headlined ‘Ban Burka to stop escapes’ in this weeks local newspaper.
In relation to this article, the facts incorrect.  Men do not wear burkas.  I wonder if they are getting it confused with what men wear in the middle east – a long full length tunic.
What has happened with men concealing their identity, wearing a burka is wrong.  However the MP should not be making comments like he has about banning the burka.  The fugitive could have worn fancy dress, or painted their faces, like in the film Dark Knight, where the joker’s team have worn clown masks to conceal their faces.  Having said that, does that mean fancy dress and face paint is now banned too?
Burkas and balaclavas are two different types of clothing.  Therefore to put them in the same category, I find that offensive.  Once again a religious dress is being criminalized and scrutinized, which is unfair and wrong.  Certain people need to be re-educated and get their facts straight.
I agree with the Home Secretary Theresa May, that it is not for the Government to tell a woman what to wear or how to dress.
London, England is well-known for its multi-culture and I feel these kind of comparisons and comments will cause aggravation.
Thank you for reading this letter,  I feel much better now.