Thursday, March 05, 2009

But What Did He Lay?

So it's come to this. When teenagers listen to their parents, it's considered news, just as "MAN BITES DOG" will generate headlines. Still, this story leaves us with more questions than answers.

Mich. teen escapes injury after listening to dad

BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A father's decision to tell his 17-year-old son to get off the floor and lay down on a couch may have saved the boy from injury when a suspected drunken driver crashed into their Michigan home. Roy Rabadue told The Saginaw News and WJRT-TV he was watching television Monday night in their home in Bay County's Bangor Township, about 90 miles northwest of Detroit, when he decided to make cookies.

He told Joseph to move, and his son complied. Shortly afterward, a pickup smashed into the home. The crash tossed their 52-inch television across the living room, landing where Joseph had been on the floor.

The couch overturned along with a chair where Rabadue's 12-year-old son, Jacob, was sitting. Both escaped injury.

WNEM-TV reported the driver was arrested.
What puzzles us, though, is the information that's been left out. The father was baking cookies. He told his son to "lay" on the couch, so clearly he needed eggs. Did the son actually produce? Now that would be news worth reading.

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