BUNGEE JUMPING? ... AM I MAHD???
gistdotcom Saturday, June 26, 2010
I agree, it’s a beautiful day for so many activities but there is one that will never make it to my list- sky diving or bungee jumping. I’m not into sports, I think my best sporting is walking or running to catch the train! That’s the best I do. I was kinda bored and looking for an activity to do, someone mentioned boat sailing (good), surfing (I don’t know how to), but bungee jumping? (Oh hell noooooooooo!) - I’m bored NOT crazy!
I read in the paper’s a while ago about how two people (man n a young girl below 30 years) plunged to their deaths. The man was above 50 years old with about 30 years of experience in bungee jumping. Even though both of them were experienced in this sport along the way, their parachutes got intertwined during descent and they plummeted to their deaths. ‘Tis very sad and it happens often however there are people that still get away with this sport successfully.
As for me I don’t care. Extreme sports are what they are. Extreme. Pezin fit break head or die. To me it’s as good as trying to commit suicide. Why in the world will I jump off a cliff or an airplane ? I’m having a hard time sitting in one anyways (you know my fear of flying and my phobia for heights). A wise yoruba saying goes 'ayo lo ma n pa yan’... meaning it is over joyousness that kills people. It is only over joyousness that will make someone jump off a plane. See rough play oh. Na pesin wey don chop bellefull go carry theirsef go trowey from plane. I doubt that you would catch a typical 9ja folk doing that, imagine telling those people wey never chop for 2 days & dey huzzzle (not hustle) to make a living make dem go sky dive? Or bungee jump? Even if you pay them 10 billion pounds, dem no go gree.
This thing is a serious something oh cos more people are doing it every day even though they are aware of the dangers. The risks include; eye trauma,rope burn, uterine prolapse, dislocations, bruises, whiplash, pinched fingers and back injury...Now why would I want to do that? What if my enemy (not me) decides to bungee jump and the rope cut or a mishap? Hmmm...it’s not even funny!
I once asked someone why they think people do it and the response I got was “for the high”...Hmmm...I normally would not recommend this but if you want to get high please mix otapiapia and ogogoro...or smoke igbo...must you jump off a plane? I personally cannot see what is thrilling in getting a feel that you are 285 ft above the ground and might die. *Shaking My Head in Confusion *. I want to even ask, Is this a Christian thing to do? Is it morally or religiously right anywhere? I need answers please. Will someone who dies during a bungee jump go to heaven? WWJD? (What would Jesus Do?)
Bungee jumping or sky diving is not on my ‘50 things to do before I turn 50’; I can’t even find it on my list of ‘100 crazy things to do before I die’. Shuo! I know they say ‘NEVER say NEVER’ but on this one I say NEVER!!! . I won’t be begged to do it, I won’t be tempted and I can’t even be threatened to do it. I can’t fit. I would be tied to a tree and taken for deliverance if my parents ever hear I want to try such a thing.
Would you go bungee jumping?
Posted by Sisi Yemmie at Saturday, June 26, 2010