Machines Don’t Have Feelings!


I’ve explained this to my kids countless times when they were younger when they were busy trying to jam things into sockets, stick things into fans, and reaching recklessly for blenders, toasters or any other assorted household machinery.


February is Safety Awareness Month and inside you’ll get a few helpful reminders on keeping you and your family safe.  You’ll probably peruse them and say yeah, yeah, I know all that (although keeping safety goggles on hand at home is a good one).


I don’t think safety tips stir our emotions and feelings the way our vision, smells, noises and memories can.  Almost anyone I’ve ever talked to can remember the very first time they were in or saw a car accident, when time seem to stand still, when they felt like they were either outside their body watching things happen or knew they were absolutely helpless to stop the inevitable outcome of crashing metal, broken glass and serious injury.


For anyone who has ever seen an industrial accident (I have and it’s something you’ll never forget) that results in someone walking, talking, laughing and working one minute only to being taken away broken and bleeding the next, you know Machines Don’t Have Feelings!


Our common sense and acute survival instincts keep us out of harms way on most occasions but it really sinks in when we can conjure images and emotions to reinforce our knowledge.  Complacency and repetition of things without anything going wrong give us a false sense of security.  Ever drive to work or a familiar location and wonder when you got there, wow I hardly remember getting here.


A reminder to be safe is always welcome so the emotion you share is the sheer joy of your child jumping into your arms when you walk through the door at the end the day, the warm embrace of the love of your life happy to see you arrive or even the wonderful feeling of getting safely and peacefully home!


A special thanks to all of the volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel who pick us up and help put us back together when we need them most, THANK YOU!  You’re so greatly appreciated and I know we don’t say it enough.

Terry Young


President SRS Insurance group
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Posted 5:45 AM

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