Skitching: The Icy Spectacle of Stupidity

I saw a car pull into the student parking lot of CMR today and low and behold that car was pulling a sled on a short rope.  Nobody was on the sled, but I couldn't help but think there had been someone on that sled.  Hopefully nobody got hurt.  But this right here just goes to show that teenagers do dumb things.  I was a teenager that did dumb things,  so don't get too mad at me for that statement.  It might very well be a fact.  Teenagers do dumb things.

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The chilly winds of winter bring an air of excitement and adventure, some individuals seem to take that spirit to icy extremes with the utterly absurd pastime known as skitching. Skitching, or bumper hitching, is the act of latching onto the back of a moving vehicle, often on snow or ice-covered roads, in an attempt to experience a wild ride. It's a concept that marries stupidity and illegality with a frosty twist, making it an all-around terrible idea.

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The first reason why skitching is downright silly is that it's inherently dangerous. Imagine clinging to a car's bumper, hurtling down slippery streets, and praying that the driver doesn't suddenly decide to hit the brakes. It's a recipe for disaster, one that combines the thrill of speed with the constant fear of ending up as a human ice sculpture.

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To make matters worse, skitching is often illegal, and for good reason. Not only does it endanger the skitchers themselves, but it also puts unsuspecting drivers and pedestrians at risk of witnessing an impromptu, and quite ridiculous, roadside spectacle. So, while the idea of skitching might tickle your funny bone, it's best to use your brain and choose another, much safer, winter activity.

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