Friday, July 20, 2007

Three More Strange But True News

3BT for 7/20/07

I did this one other time and got pretty favorable feedback. Let's try it again.

1. What would you do if you were drunk, got in a wreck, your car landed on top of you and didn't want people to know about it? You would....tell the Police that someone had thrown your vehicle on top of you, right? That's what Andres Vasquez, 20, of Verona, Ky., initially told the 911 operator in May that someone had "thrown" his truck on top of him, but he finally admitted he was drunk, had had a one-vehicle accident, was trapped upside-down and was in dire pain, fading in and out for over two hours to the dispatcher. The operators pleaded the entire time for Vasquez to just say where he was so that they could send a rescue party, but, as the Kentucky Enquirer put it, "When repeatedly asked his location, (Vasquez's) answer was always the same: 'I'm under the (expletive) truck.'" (He finally gave a clue and was rescued.)

2. In Brussels, Beligium a wrought-iron business owner turned away a 53 year old Nigerian man who applied for a job. The local labor office accused him of being a "racist". However, the man said he was just trying to protect the Nigerian from the owner's dog. "My dog is racist," he said. "Not me." Well, then. If I use this logic my dentist has to be a racist.

Also, in pet news...Custody battles are always hard. He wants to keep her, but she wants her too. She did most of the work raising her, but he was always the fun one. This sounds familiar - but not in a custody battle for a pet! That's right. A pet. In Madison, WI pets are no longer objects. "Traditionally, the courts treat pets like pieces of property," said Republican state Sen. Carol Roessler, coauthor of the bill. "People might have an emotional tie to a family antique. But a dog is not a desk." Thanks for clearing that up Carol. If the two sides can't come to an agreement the judge will either decide for them or send the animal to a pound and let the two owners "race to see who gets there first". King Solomon would be impressed.

3. Are you "irritated" about being single? Is it "hard for you to go" and meet new people? Does dating really "stink" for you and get you down in the "dumps"? Then Craig Jex, 24, of London is the man for you. He created a dating website, Irritated Being Single for people who suffer from IBS or any other bowel related illness. He feels that this will aid him and others like him in the dating process. This website inevitably would make for a lot of "crappy" couples. It of course would make a great story for their children on how they met. "Well, your mom had a hard time going and I went all the time, so..."

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