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Thursday 31 May 2018

Safety In Numbers!

   That’s what they say isn’t it, there’s safety in numbers the hypothesis is that there is safety in numbers, by being part of a large physical group or mass, an individual is less likely to be the victim of a mishap, accident, attack, or other bad event. That is hardly true of many citizens in The Village. But perhaps the phrase “safety in numbers” takes on another meaning, after all names are not used in The Village, everyone known only by a number. Mind you perhaps it’s all official in The Village, nothing personal. But really is there safety in numbers, after all there is no number 7. Number 7 has been omitted, apparently its only crime being that it’s a lucky number. As in the number 13 being an unlucky number and therefore some hotels in some countries do not have a room 13. My wife remembers when she was a little girl her father pointing out to her that the hotel they had booked in had no room 13. Perhaps Number 7 once existed in The Village, but because he often found himself in “lucks way,” as Number 6 does more often than not, the powers that be decided to expel the number 7 from The Village. And yet the number persists, 1+6=7, as does 2+5=7, as well 3+4=7 mind you so does 1+2+4=7 and not to mention 1+1+1+1+1+1+1=7. Safety in numbers, there wasn’t for Number 7!

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