This is an excerpt from the book Type Talk At Work, by Otto Kroeger and Janet M. Thuesen, Page 212.
"Here's the scene: You've just crossed the state line, and the sign on the highway says, SEAT BELT USE REQUIRED BY LAW. FINE $300. The person sitting next to you hasn't buckled up. Here's how four different types might respond:
NF: 'Put on your seat belt, or I'll do it for you. I don't want to lose you.'
NT: 'That sign bothers me. I think it's an invasion of privacy. Don't you think what you do in your car is your own business?'
SJ: 'I won't drive another inch until you buckle up. It's the law.'
SP: 'I bet it would be an amazing sensation to fly through the windshield.'"
I think that it is very true, and the SP response is funny to me.
What do you think of the Seatbelt law? Do you agree with this excerpt? Discuss.
I would say, "I feel like I'm living in a George Orwell book, and it is frightening. Best not to get in trouble with the law, though. Besides, seatbelts save lives and only idiots wouldn't put them on in the first place."