Ok . . . . this weeks gruesome tally:

  • Skunk – 1 (this is my first)
  • Raccoon – 2
  • Oppossums – 4
  • Bird – 1
  • Something really small – 1
  • Squirrel – 1

So, watch for the critters, please, and don’t hit them if you can avoid it. My son once told me that he spotted a driver just ahead of him, swerving to hit a coyote!  He was very upset, and I don’t blame him. He has been to Iraq twice and has seen the human carnage. To see people deliberately try to kill an innocent life was beyond comprehension.

What is the matter with us? Have many of us lost any ability to feel for another living being? It reminds me of the political rally, I don’t recall who the Republican on stage was, but he was asked a hypothetical question by the moderator, “If a man did not have health insurance, and got deathly ill, should society pay for his hospital bill?”

The audience, amazingly, roared out “No!”. Is this what we have become? Are we all a bunch of Roman Gladiators in the arena, fighting and killing just to survive? Have we lost the ability to feel for the other person?

Ok, that’s my rant for the week, I guess. Here is something more soothing:

Marmot on Yellow Aster Butte trail

The Most Embarrassing Moments Ever!

Let’s face it – we’ve all had our share of embarrassing moments. Just be thankful that none of them were as humiliating (and hilarious!) as these:

“A mother was taking a shower when her2 year old son came into the bathroom and wrapped himself in toilet paper. Although he made a mess, he looked adorable, so she ran for my camera and took a few shots. They came out so well that she had copies made and included one with each of their Christmas cards. Days later, a relative called about the picture, laughing hysterically, and suggesting that she take a closer look. Puzzled, the mother stared at the photo and was shocked to discover that in addition to her son, she had captured her reflection in the mirror wearing nothing but a camera!”

“A woman and her sister were at the mall and passed by a store that sold a variety of nuts. As they were looking at the display case, the boy behind the counter asked if they needed any help. The woman replied, “No, I’m just looking at your nuts.” The sister started to laugh hysterically, the boy grinned, and she turned beet red and walked away.”

“A lady picked up several items at a discount store. When she finally got up to the checker, she learned that one of her items had no price tag. Imagine her embarrassment when the checker got on the intercom and boomed out for the entire store to hear, ‘PRICE CHECK ON LANE THIRTEEN, TAMPAX, SUPER SIZE.” That was bad enough, but somebody at the rear of the store apparently misunderstood the word ‘Tampax’ for ‘THUMBTACKS.’ In a businesslike tone, a voice boomed back over the intercom: ‘DO YOU WANT THE KIND YOU PUSH IN WITH YOUR THUMB OR THE KIND YOU POUND IN WITH A HAMMER?’

An introvert went to bar and spots a pretty looking woman sitting on the stool. He mustered all his courage for long time, then timidly approached and asked her, “Ma’ am, would be OK if sit here and talk with you?” She was alert, suspecting this man, and responds by yelling, “No, I won’t sleep with you tonight!” Customers in the bar started staring at them. The embarrassed guy quickly returns to his table dejected and ashamed. The young woman waits a little and then goes to the guy to apologize. With a smile on her face she says, “I am sorry if I embarrassed you. You see, I am a college student in psychiatry and I am putting together a thesis as to how people react to embarrassing moments.” The cunning guy now yells loudly, “What do you mean by $500?”

Hamster report