Dear jaywalking snowboarder,
On Saturday (Jan. 18) at 10:45 p.m. you crossed the highway with your snowboard under your arm, 50 metres away from the traffic lights located at Bayshores, just after that curve, if someone's driving northbound, like I was.
I was driving to work (I work graveyard) and got scared when I saw your dark figure with your snowboard crossing the highway like it was no big deal, after the mentioned curve, and I honked. You showed me your middle finger, but in my opinion you did not show ME your middle finger; you are showing YOUR OWN LIFE the middle finger.
Your actions show complete disregard for your own life, as well as other people’s lives. You did not hesitate to cross the highway at night, 50 metres away from the traffic lights, after a curve, and if someone hits you, it's not only your life on the line.
If you want to commit suicide, I am not here to judge, but I ask you not to take the life and peace of mind of an innocent driver with you. There are several other ways to commit suicide without jeopardizing other people’s safety, just take some time to think and you will discover your favourite way. I am not sure if this might be a little too much to ask, but if you prefer, you may also take time to think that your life and safety are worth more than walking 50 or 100 metres. I am not sure if they are, it's up to you to decide.
Please enjoy Whistler responsibly, and maybe I will see you next winter.
This is not the first (or second) time something like this happened to me, and I am sure it has happened to many other drivers as well. I honestly wish it was the last, but I cannot say I'm optimistic about that. We all make mistakes, but please let's think twice before making a mistake that might cost lives.
Don't forget one more thing: As we are all humans, it is always harder to see you when you're crossing the highway at night, when it is dark.