When I was younger I was obviously a little stupid. Of course I use the word ‘I’ as an euphemism for ‘us’. Why else were all those safeguards put in place. Zebra crossings became commonplace because I could not be trusted to cross a road safely on my own, I required government help.
Then later as I became more stupid I needed traffic lights to help me and a bleeping noise (although I believe the bleeping is for the blind)
I also needed signs, oh yes, lots of signs. Some tell me to mind my head and some tell me to mind the step, because obviously, I neither look up, nor down when I am moving around.
As time moves on I become more and more stupid. Nowadays when I buy a cup of coffee/tea/soup etc there is a little notice that tells me it is hot, because I am totally unaware of how this strange liquid is made.
Now in the year 2012 I have become so stupid that I need verbal commentary on how a lift works. Apparently, according to the calm voice when I press a button the lift, “Doors Open”. When I step inside after a short time the lift “Doors Close”. When I press the down or the up button the lift starts, “Going Up”, or “Going Down”, accordingly. How stupid will I eventually end up.