Driving to and from the barn in the early morning hours I’m kept company by NPR News. The timbre of their voices is just right for a head that is ever so slightly fuzzy.
Plus it’s good to educate my brain on something other than triathlon and horses.
Sometimes I find myself laughing out loud at random story. This morning was a double-header.
The first story was really about gas fields and the destructive impact on nearby towns. An important story to delve into. However I couldn’t get past the fact that the town they were using as an example is called Dish, Texas.
Dish used to be called Clark. Well, at least for the first 5 years of its life. In 2005 it struck a deal with the Dish Network
In exchange, the 55 homes in the bedroom community of 181 people a half hour’s drive north of Dallas-Fort Worth get free Dish satellite equipment and basic service for the next decade.
This struck me funny.
Then came the replay of the 911 call a woman made in Wisconsin. Here’s the transcript of the call…
Dispatcher: Clark County 911
Mary Strey: Somebody’s really drunk driving down Granton Road...
Dispatcher: …Which way are they going?
Mary Strey: They are going, um…
Dispatcher: Towards Granton or towards Neillsville?
Mary Strey: Towards Granton
Dispatcher: Okay are you behind them, or…
Mary Strey: No, I am them
Dispatcher: You am them?
Mary Strey: Yes, I am them
Dispatcher: Okay, so you want to call and report that you’re driving drunk?
Mary Strey: Yes
They told her to pull over and wait for police. She did.