On Sunday, the railroad bridge that crosses the Colorado River between San Saba and Lometa in Texas caught fire. Because of the heat and the expanse of the flames, there was nothing to do but stand back and let it burn.
Jack Blossman, captain of the local volunteer firefighters, describes the scene when the bridge started falling…
Within 25 seconds, it was just gone, and then it just turned into a giant fireball, because of all of the creosote in the cross-ties.
A man who was dating a pleasant-enough looking lady named Jennifer apparently got his heart broken by her and realized maybe he shouldn’t have gotten her face emblazoned on his arm. But instead of having it removed like a normal person (which I suppose he’d already proven he wasn’t by getting the immoderate image in the first place) he had it covered up and turned it into a skull.
Whereas before, he shamelessly showed the world that she was his whole life, he now advertises that she’s dead to him. Creative and emotionally healthy…
Recently, a mother in Murray, Utah got an email from her stepdaughter’s 4th-grade teacher that her child had been harassing another student for the last three weeks, making fun of that other student’s clothes. It had gotten to the point that the kid who she’d been bullying didn’t want to come to school anymore.
As soon as she heard about it, the mother spoke to her daughter but saw no remorse, so she decided to get more creative.
She took a trip to the thrift store and bought a few cheap clothes that she knew her daughter would hate. When the girl woke up the next morning a terrible outfit and old sneakers were laid out for her to wear…
She wore the embarrassing ensembles for two days.
Of course, the child psychologist who was contacted for this story frowned on the mother’s approach, saying that it would lead to anger not empathy. But after the embarrassing two days, the daughter reported that she had heard kids talking about her behind her back and that she wasn’t going to make fun of other kids anymore, “because it’s stupid and it’s mean. It hurts them.”