Way back in university, I broke my collarbone … while tobogganing.
See, there was this jump, and I was on a GT Snowracer … and did I mention there a jump? I landed squarely on my shoulder and the crack was audible.
That same year, I also sliced my hand open. I had just finished brushing my teeth in the dorm washroom. I picked up my toothbrush and mug … and slipped in a puddle of water on the floor. When I realized what had happened, I was feeling awfully tired and there was blood everywhere. Six stitches and 10 years later, I was finally starting to get some feeling in my pinky finger again.
As a result, I strongly believe that we should ban brushing teeth and using bathrooms. Posting “Use at your own risk” signs won’t help at all.
Sounds pretty silly right? Well, Canadian cities are starting to use that exact rationale to take away a national past time — tobogganing.
Yes, there are risks to sledding. Yes, there are also risks to brushing your teeth.
But I really don’t think we should ban either one.
I’m loving this video by Laura Cole, protesting the new sledding by-law in Hamilton, Ontario.
What do you think? Should tobogganing be banned on city property?