This time, it’s Kia’s turn, though it’s a little less overt. Spotted at Malvern (as well as other locations, such as South Yarra):
You know, I’ve been using public transport for decades. I’ve seen people asleep, but I’ve never, ever had someone fall asleep on my shoulder. Does it really happen, or is it just a cliché?
I suppose this is not necessarily poking fun at walking as a form of transport, but it could be read that way.
It does strike me that getting a plastic bag caught on your heel may be an “uncomfortable moment”, but on the other hand, research indicates that driving in unsuitable shoes such as these is just plain dangerous:
Adrienne Savoy, a driving instructor for DriversEd.com, said the higher the heel, the more a person is in danger.
“When you’re wearing high heels, it’s nearly impossible for the heel to stay steady on top of the mat, which would delay the reaction time between the accelerator and the brake. Sometimes you only have a second to react, so that could be a split second you have to prevent a crash,” she said.
Even for those of us who never wear heels, we know that travelling by public transport is an order of magnitude safer than driving.
I think I’d rather be uncomfortable than unsafe.