Boredom can lead to many things. Most of which has gotten me in trouble in the past. But at this stage of my life I am too lazy for trouble. It just sounds like too much effort. So, I turn to the blogosphere and the Wonderful World Wide Web to keep me entertained and to seek new reasons to write.
What I love most comes from my fellow humans and the stupid things they do. This week allow me to introduce Trena Fiels and her brilliant stunt as reported in The Oregonian this last weekend.
Salem, Oregon -
A woman who was trying to put sugar in her coffee while driving, ended up with her sport utility vehicle in the North Santiam River.
Trena Fiels, a 42 year old from Detroit, (yes, there is a Detroit, OR) was westbound on Oregon 22 near milepost 38 when she decided her coffee needed sweetening. In her attempt to add sugar, she drove off the highway and then over corrected, sending her vehicle down a 40 foot embankment to the river.
She was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. Oregon State police said she was wearing a seat belt. - The Oregonian, May 30, 2010
Well, thank goodness she was wearing her seat belt. I wonder if she had to have someone else fasten it for her. This is one situation where we are saddened that Darwin's theory of natural selection didn't hold true.
There is already a disclaimer on coffee cups which says "Beverage you are about to enjoy is hot, drink with care". Perhaps they should add - "Beverage you are about to enjoy may need sweetener added. Please do so when vehicle is at a complete stop". Or maybe she shouldn't have used her stir stick.
Just the same, thank you, Trena, for your brilliance and great judgement. You have inspired me. I only wish I could have been there to say, "What the hell?"