Monday, November 05, 2007

A series of unfortunate events

Sometimes, luck comes (or goes) in runs. For example, you could be walking along and find a shiny new penny. That could be followed by purchasing a lottery ticket which, when rubbed with the shiny new penny, produces a winning combination. Said winnings could go towards a nice dinner and some drinks, at which you are gifted with the key to the city. Unable to contain your excitement, you head out to celebrate, and proceed to be treated to a fantastic night on the town by the celebrity of your choice.

Or, alternately, you could crash your car, run away from the scene of the accident, and, while hiding out in a nearby house, get shot by the homeowner.

That's what happened to a man in Southbury, CT. After getting involved in a one-vehicle crash, he decided he would rather try and get away from the accident than stay put. As part of his escape, he broke into a house, waking up the homeowner. One thing led to another, and, before too long, the suspect was being taken away by EMTs to treat the gunshot wound he had suffered.

This particular string of bad luck almost makes us wonder what else had happened to the guy that day. Had he forgotten to feed his dog, and ended up getting into a bit of a tussle over his breakfast bacon? Was he unable to watch "Cavemen", because he'd accidentally recorded "Nightline" in its place? At the grocery store, was he unable to find a bag of Marshmallow Mateys? Did Dennis Kucinich ask him to be his running mate, only to later be cast aside because he wasn't "alien enough"?

So many possibilities. So many things that could have happened. Of course, it's also possible that this individual exhibits decision-making skills matched only by Britney Spears and Pete Doherty. We ultimately won't know until his identity is released. Naturally, we do have a guess as to who it might have been.

Isn't that right, OJ?

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