Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In Which I Benefit

With all that happened earlier this week with The Boss and her hospital visit (she did need to have surgery, but all went well), I wasn't sure I had it in me to write anything for today's post. Then, while driving to look at a daycare facility with The Boss yesterday, we saw an obviously inebriated man fall down not just once, but twice.

I started laughing before I cut it short, realizing it was probably in bad taste to laugh at someone who may have gotten hurt. I mean, if I was completely tanked and walking down the road to get home, put on some sweatpants, and crash in my recliner, and the ground was moving in every direction and gravity seemed to be having some technical issues thus making it very hard to walk, and I ended up falling face first on somebody's lawn, and then once I staggered to my feet I fell again but backwards on my ass, I wouldn't want people to laugh at me. 

Traffic had stopped just as the drunk guy had fallen the second time. He didn't move for a few moments, and then he started rolling to one side. A passing motorist pulled over to see if he was okay, and just as she was helping him to his feet, traffic started up again and we got a good look at the guy. He looked awful, and was grimacing in pain. Another person stopped to help, and as we drove past the guy was rubbing the back of his head.

"Wow," I said.

"I know!" The Boss agreed, bending down to look in the side mirror at the people surrounding the drunk guy. "Feel kind of bad for laughing at him?"

"Maybe a little bit. I mean, it's still hilarious, but I do feel bad that he got hurt, y'know?"


There was silence for a moment, save for the sound of the turn signal.

"Blog post?" The Boss asked.

"Oh, fuck yeah," I replied immediately. "I'm not gonna pass that one up."

Drunk Guy, if you're reading this, I'm sorry for benefiting from your misfortune, and I hope that other than the bruise to your pride and dignity that you weren't seriously hurt. 

Oh, and next time, call a cab.


Andrea said...

I did something similar when I posted about an old lady peeing her gotta take what the Universe gives ya, right?

kristina said...

What amazes me is the blog-fodder that just seems to fall in your lap (or on the ground while you are driving by...).

My day is always so boring, comparatively.

Chuck said...

It's like watching a train wreck isn't it?

Jasmine said...

And this was in the middle of the day? Why am I not surprised...

Badass Geek said...

Andrea: Absolutely.

Kristina: If your day seems boring when compared to mine, I think I need to come over to your neck of the woods and shake things up a bit.

Chuck: It really was.

Jasmine: If you knew the area we were in, you'd be even less surprised.

kristina said...

Mike: feel free to come by and visit - you'll just have to make sure you all have your passports done, and whatever you do, don't come on a long-weekend cause those long lines at the border suck!

Moonspun said...

It is amusing to have a blog and witness something knowing that it will just HAVE to be shared...

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