Posted by: forgingahead | November 3, 2009

Truth is Strange

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.



  1. Wow. If only more drunk drivers called the cops on themselves…

  2. That WI 911 call is good….an honest drunk.

  3. NPR is the best! Dish TX – NICE, haha.

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