Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Very Punny

This article appeared in our local paper about a month ago, and I think it qualifies as a worthy candidate for my "Weird and Wacky (and often humorous) News File." Incidentally, the headline is exactly as it appeared in the paper. Read on.......

The bread is toast after grocery fire
By Staff Reports - Athens Banner-Herald
Published Saturday, March 06, 2010
Barrow County firefighters rushed to the Publix on Loganville Highway on Friday morning after a load of bread caught fire.
A smoke alarm in the back of the grocery store triggered an automatic call for help, according to Lt. Scott Dakin, spokesman for the Barrow County Emergency Services Department.
Firefighters found smoke in the rear store room where someone had left a shopping cart full of bread near a heater, Dakin said. The heater ignited the bread, which caused little damage to the store.

[Editor's note: I'm glad that the fire caused only a small amount of damage--unless you happen to be a shopping cart full of bread. However, I can't help but wonder about the circumstances that led up to this unfortunate event. Maybe someone was just trying to keep their hot cross buns nice and "toasty," or perhaps this was an episode of "Hoarders" in the making. In all likelihood, it was probably just a case of being in the wrong shopping cart at the wrong time. Aside from a noticeable lack of American cheese (and, of course, the shopping cart) this just sounds like a typical Sunday lunch around our house, including the smoke and firetrucks. If you've been around Tadpoles and Teacups very long, you may remember this post . ~cn]


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WeaselMomma said...

Too bad that there wasn't any garlic and butter in that cart.

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- WeaselMomma took my comment -- only I was going to say butter and jam! Thanks for the great tip on the Currier and Ives prints!

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

nothing better than a home town paper!

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say a belated hello.

CK :-)

Jacquelynne said...

Nothin' exciting EVER happens around here......