The Hi-Vis Effect Strikes Again

Fluorescent green vest with retroreflective strips

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When I cycle, I wear a high-visibility waistcoat. It’s basically a piece of fluorescent yellow fabric with reflective bands that drapes over my shoulders and rucksack.
Unfortunately, it’s just as vulnerable to the hi-vis effect as my green-yoked medical hi-vis jacket.
So far, today, I’ve been asked directions in the train station (twice), asked to break up a fight (and caused a massive tut of disgust when I pointed walked the other way) and a car pulled over to be directed to the train station.
On the bright side, I also got a discount on my dinner, and waved through the train turnstile ahead of a crowd (yes, I had a ticket!).
Sometimes the effect isn’t all that bad.
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About The WalkingPlasterDispenser

So who is the Walking Plaster Dispenser? Well, I'm a volunteer First Aider, working with a well-known First Aid charity to help out random people I've never met before (or, more usually, when) they hurt themselves. This typically involves walking briskly (never run...) around after people who are silly enough to do sports or some other suitably daft activity in their free time. In my spare time, I am a graduate engineer, working my way through a graduate scheme with a big engineering company.

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