We’ve all heard the saying ‘there’s light at the end of the tunnel.’ I certainly hope that is the case for you right now.
But many of the tunnels we drive through are lit throughout which kind of messes with the metaphor.
And it raises for me a seriously important question, one that first came to me while driving through a brightly lit tunnel under the edge of Parliament House in Canberra last Friday night.
Why do we light road tunnels at night? It’s dark outside so why can’t it be dark in the tunnel?
See, I’m on to the really big issues now. Next it will be why is it that when people get on the bus they will seek out the empty seat until you have 40 people sitting alone on double seats.
The next person who gets on is so confused that there are no empty seats, that they’d have to sit next to someone, that they stand up and look miserable.
Mmmm, I’m on fire tonight.