|TWO HUNTERS FROM MICHIGAN
This is from a radio program, a true
report of an incident in Michigan: A guy buys a brand
new Lincoln Navigator for $42,500 and has $560 monthly
payments. He and a friend go duck hunting in winter,
and of course all the lakes are frozen. These two
guys go out on the lake with the guns, the dog, and
of course the new vehicle.
They drive out onto the lake
ice and get ready.
Now, they want to make some kind
of a natural landing area for the ducks, something
for the decoys to float on. In order to make a hole
large enough to look like something a wandering duck
would fly down and land on, it is going to take a
little more effort than an ice hole drill.
So, out of the back of the new Navigator
comes a stick of dynamite with a short, 40-second
fuse. Now these two Rocket Scientists DO take into
consideration that they want to place the stick of
dynamite on the ice at a location far from where they
are standing (and the new Navigator), because they
don't want to take the risk of slipping on the ice
when they run from the burning fuse and possibly go
up in smoke with the resulting blast.
They light the 40-second fuse and
throw the dynamite. Remember a couple of paragraphs
back when I mentioned the vehicle, the guns and the
dog? Let's talk about the dog: A highly trained Black
Lab used for RETRIEVING. Especially things thrown
by the owner.
You guessed it, the dog takes off
at a high rate of doggy speed on the ice and captures
the stick of dynamite with the burning 40-second fuse
about the time it hits the ice. The two men yell,
scream, wave their arms and wonder what to do now.
The dog, cheered on, keeps coming. One of the guys
grabs the shotgun and shoots the dog. The shotgun
is loaded with No.8 buckshot, hardly big enough to
stop a Black Lab. The dog stops for a moment, slightly
confused, but continues on.
Another shot and this time the dog,
still standing, becomes really confused and of course
terrified, thinking these two geniuses have gone insane.
The dog takes off to find cover, under the brand new
----BOOM!---- Dog and Navigator are
blown to bits and sink to the bottom of the lake in
a very large hole, leaving the two idiots standing
there with this "I can't believe this happened"
look on their faces.
The insurance company says that sinking
a vehicle in a lake by illegal use of explosives is
not covered. He still had yet to make the first of
those $560 a month payments!
And you thought your
day was not going well?