Dashing across the road when you shouldn't be doing so!At some time or the other, I am sure some of you have stood at a pedestrian crossing taking a chance to cross the road despite the signal showing the red sign for pedestrians, or at some other spot where they may not be a signal but we can clearly see a vehicle approaching and try to sprint across.
What is it that makes us do such an obviously rash act, knowing full well we shouldn't risk it? Is it just the adrenaline rush to take up the challenge and see if we can beat the approaching traffic? Or just sheer impatience even if we don't really need to be in a hurry to get across?
We sometimes attempt such a risk in a task, too, dashing to complete something without due care and thought and ending up making a mess of it!