Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I feel waffle about it all

I happen to love it when two great cultural forces join forces to bring double greatness to the nation.

Here's news from Georgia, from the AP:

Shots fired in Facebook fight at Ga. Waffle House

The Associated Press
10:31 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2012 AUGUSTA, Ga. — Authorities say an argument over a Facebook posting led to gunfire as two groups of women clashed at a Waffle House in Georgia. No injuries were reported.

Investigators tell WRDW-TV (http://bit.ly/Hjt1eD) they took one woman into custody after they say she fired four shots in the air outside the restaurant in Augusta around 5 a.m. Friday.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene. They said one group was inside the restaurant when another group approached and started an argument. They say the verbal fight was carried outside where one woman fired with a handgun.

Investigators say they think the argument stemmed from a post on Facebook that involved someone's relationship status. There were no more details.

Several hundred years from now, in a world we can scarcely imagine, a young person will find this story in an old discarded thumb drive and demand that one of his parental units define the terms "waffle" and "Facebook."

Let us hope that the mom or dad is wise enough to tell their child of a long-ago world where people had nothing better to do at 5 o'clock in the morning than to fire pistol shots skyward because someone said something about someone else's hookup.

I've been around long enough to dispense this advice: unless you work the midnight or very early morning shift, you should be in (your own) bed at 5 in the morning, not shooting your pistol outside a Waffle House.  Try it for 30 days, and see if your life doesn't feel better!

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