samedi, juin 07, 2008

Stupid People in Dangerous Situations

I had to leave the house. There is no food in the house and I have been doing physical labor all day. So it let up a little, and I went to Pick 'n Save in the Tosa Village.

As I'm walking to my car from the store, I see numerous people on the 70th St. bridge watching the Menomonee river which was breaching its banks. Now the bridge that people were standing on is the bridge that has been closed in Tosa because it's falling apart. They closed it because there is a hole so bad that you can see the river below the bridge. That bad. The water was as high as the bridge.

I drive over the bluff to take a closer look. I'm not sure how to say this, but it wouldn't surprise me if that bridge collapsed overnight with the force of the water hitting it. And these dumb people were all standing on it like, hee hee hee, this is fun. Look at the water. In the five minutes that I was there, I saw the water cover a whole new part of the road. It was not a safe place to be.

So I turned around and went east one block to cross the river at 68th, figuring I could take the parkway home. No can do. I head east on the parkway and see that it's flooded out. Worse, I could see the water spilling UP over the road from the river. Turned back around to 68th, and looked at that bridge there, which is a different bridge. But you know what, I decided not to cross it. The water was also as high as that bridge. We're talking at least 14 feet above where the river normally flows.

Nothing is that exciting.

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