Thursday, August 10, 2006

What's That Noise?

Monday a tornado hit the south edge of town. It’s amazing the interest people have in these things. Tornado sirens are adult magnets. The Weather Service says to take shelter when the sirens sound. Instead, it seems to be the signal for everybody to come out of their homes and gaze skyward. I’m appalled at the disregard my neighbors showed for the sirens as we watched the tornado from my driveway. They simply ignored the warning.

For future twisters maybe the City should play something that repels people, forcing them to go indoors. Like Gilbert Gottfried. Whenever we hear repeated shrieks of “AFLAC!” we know it’s basement time.

A look at the biggest event in our town since Dwight Yoakam's bus parked at Wal-Mart in '92.


Anonymous said...

That tornado would've initiated an excretory episode inside my body.

I am scared of them. Plus, it would be embarrassing to be killed by wind.

Doug Johnson said...

We said the same thing about my high school football coach.