Trust Yourself!

“She didn’t want to be rescued,”

So concludes the lead article in my hometown paper today.

The woman was resting comfortably on dry land after she slipped, while stepping from a boat, and bonked her head on the dock. She was bruised but not Beat and reportedly didn’t want 911 called.

Fair enough.

Specially so since that 911 call didn’t help much at all.

Virginia A. Yates, 64, of North Shore Trailer Park on Missing Link Road, died when the rescue boat that retrieved her sank. She was strapped to an emergency litter still attached to the boat when it went under.

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4 Responses to “Trust Yourself!”


  1. 1 durwood August 25, 2006 at 9:44 am

    Its like Mike E once told me, when we were arguing over a friend who also didn’t want rescuing, ” you just have to assume that people know what they’re doing, and mind your own damned business”.

    Proves the point nicely, don’t it?

    unfortunately, where I live, that statement is heretical and they’d kill you for it, or at least ostracize your children, if they heard you say it out loud.

    bahhhh….

    Durwood,

    The Deep South

  2. 2 velmalikevelvet August 25, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    ok, where to start? this is so surreal and macabre that i would have expected to read about it in the podunk, ga Heckler (gawd, i hope there isn’t really such a rag). but vermont? sheesh! i didn’t think you *had* trailer parks in vt! and ‘missing link rd’? come on, really. laughing is surely disrespectful to her loved ones, but how can i not? poor thing, and she was reputedly an “excellent cook”, too. must. stop. finding. others’. misfortunes. funny.

    and thanks for the shoutout on my druggy knitting post.

  3. 3 Mike E August 25, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    Yep. Well…at least none of the paramedics were injured!

    Call that the Sucks to Be Them Maneuver…

    Thanks for clicking by, Velma — your druggy knitter post rocks absolutely.


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