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He's in Ocean County? That's about halfway down the Jersey shore.If things are that bad that far down, Barry can kiss the Garden State a fond farewell tomorrow.
Ending with an instinctive plea at a time of ultimate earthly peril.
Neat story.I was afraid it was going to be a note from a dead guy.
I'm glad he survived.Very little good news from there of late.
How terrifying and disorienting. Poor guy.
Reminds me of "Mum, the bear is eating me!"
Mike told the station last week that he walked outside of his bayfront home in Toms River as the storm bore down and he got pulled by a current.“I had no clothes on at the time, so I just went in their house, I just had one piece of clothing on me,” he said.Mother nature is not a drinking game.
I'm glad he survived, and I gather he plans to make restitution for what he took from the vacant house in his desperation. I hope he does.But I wish to H*ll he had heeded Christie's order to evacuate.At the time he wrote the note, I bet the guy was wishing the same.
I was afraid it was going to be a note from a dead guy. I am so, so glad it wasn't!
wyo sis said...How terrifying and disorienting. Poor guy.And cold. Being cold is very disheartening.
But I wish to H*ll he had heeded Christie's order to evacuate.It's very hard to leave all that you know, all that you own. To just turn your back and close the door.That's your home. It's hard to think that everything you've worked for will be destroyed. Harder still to think all you've worked for will be stolen.I understand the thinking.
Ignorance is Bliss said... Mike told the station last week that he walked outside of his bayfront home in Toms River as the storm bore down and he got pulled by a current. “I had no clothes on at the time, so I just went in their house, I just had one piece of clothing on me,” he said. "Mother nature is not a drinking game."Thank you, IIB! Your moniker fits this nut better than you.
The story doesn't tell what combination of circumstances led him to go outside with minimal clothes during a hurricane. The untold part of this story is what's intriguing. Probably something to do with an Obama voter registration drive.
It's very hard to leave all that you know, all that you own. To just turn your back and close the door.That's your home. It's hard to think that everything you've worked for will be destroyed. Harder still to think all you've worked for will be stolen.I understand the thinking.Ultimately, all of that is just stuff that can be replaced. Don't be a prisoner to your stuff. It isn't worth dying over.
you're so compassionate leslyn. can't understand why people wouldn't want government healthcare administered by a caring, government loving asshole like you.
Two symptoms nearly unique to hypothermia are 1) the victim has excellent muscular coordination (eg good penmanship) even when violently shivering in the dark; 2) victim's mental disorientation exhibited by displays of empathy to strangers.Dangerous and potentially fatal, we see that hypothermia also touches our willing suspension of disbelief.
First time reading through this my brain inserted a T. I thought he was dieting. I couldn't see why he was writing a note about it but he had my sympathy.
I had my suspicions when the note started off "I am writing this slowly because I know you Althouse hillbillies can't read very fast..."
Been there. Got the T-shirt. Did stupid stuff during typhoons in the Philippines, hurricanes in the Gulf, tornadoes in Alabama, rivers in Canada, food in Mexico and Korea.Scars are more interesting than tattoos. A tattoo story usually starts by "I was drunk and..." Scars have STORIES! -CP
I would have kept this to myself if john had not commented earlier. I call bullshit. If you are writing a long note to posterity because you seriously think you are you going to die, do you really identify yourself as just "Mike?"Bullshit! But I repeat myself.
I think the letter was genuine. I've been through pre-deployment physiological training where the SG staff covered hyperthermia and hypoxia. Judgment and rationality are the first casualties of reduced blood flow. Kind of like "I was drunk and ... got a tattoo." -CP
john said... Reminds me of "Mum, the bear is eating me!" In Soviet Russia, bears eat you.
I'm glad he survived, too, but this is one of those times when I wonder just how someone gets himself into this position.You're supposed to learn how not to do this when you're a child of, say, eight or nine years.
As John Farnnam says, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN.Don't sit there depending on Uncle Sugar Sam. Not saying to be a super survivalist but prepare so you don't have to worry about 911 or FEMA or whomever decides to stop buffing their fingernails and come help you.Nemo Curat
Hypothermia (as cold pizza said) does tend to induce...well, a certain lack of judgment (I don't see the hypoxia in there just because of cold - though I have extensive experience with hypoxia-induced dementia - being a caregiver to a COPD parent who tends to take off the oxy when he shouldn't...)BUTAnyway, glad he survived, although I suspect he had some mental problems previously (no/few clothes? walking outside his house while a hurricane was coming? Scuse?) Still, he's on the side of right - he wants to pay back, he left a note. So, yes, I'm glad he lived.
Sorry cold pizza. I'm still not buying it. If judgement or rationality can't be used, then what is your basis for thinking its genuine. You have no basis. If anything, the irrational, desperate, and disoriented cling even more closely to their personal identity. I don't believe that this guys self identity is limited to "Mike."
But, but, but Obama was there for a while between campaign stops "talkin' to folks" which made it all better. Right? I heard it from the Obamamedia.
@KathyK Short of child-rape, is there really something he could have done where you would not have been glad he lived?
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