The kids aren’t alright these days, that much is for sure. Between cell phones and texting, video games and the Internet, is it any wonder that kids these days have attention spans that measure in seconds, not minutes? Place any of these kids into a real world situation and just watch what happens.
This next video shows the monster mudder 8UP participating in some practice runs at a local track. After one of these runs goes wrong, 8UP jumps the concrete barrels and bears down on a young woman whose natural response is…covering up her face.
Seriously? Is this how the next generation responds to a life threatening situation? Cover your ears, shut your eyes, and pray it doesn’t hit you? Thankfully, the truck stops just inches from its intended prey, even knocking down the tent they’re standing under. But the girls appear fine, if just a bit shaken up. Sure, those rides are loud…but closing your eyes and ears at the track is just begging for a Darwin Award.
This is about as close as it gets to an ugly end to a day at the race track. And while it is easy to blame schools, cellphones, and Obama for the culture of cowed children all around us, let us also point out that there were at least three other adults nearby whose only instinct was to get their own asses to safety (though one guy manhandled his wife sort of out of the way, so props to him).
This video is just a whole heapin’ mess of human fail. Enjoy!