Do I laugh or cry?

Headline: Pregnant woman chased by bear, hit by car

The bear followed the pregnant woman in Colorado Springs, Colo. for a mere 20 seconds before leaving. It’s not clear whether the bear actually charged the woman or was sauntering the whole time. The woman admits she freaked out and ran.

The old lady who drove into the pregnant woman fled from the scene. Here’s the inequality: the bear was put to death. The old woman remains free to attack another day.

The baby, who appears unharmed at this point, will have a new middle name of “bear.” Why not Ursa?


4 Responses to “Do I laugh or cry?”

  1. Chad says:

    Laugh or cry? I think I did both.

    April 24th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

  2. Kym says:

    The old lady who lives to attack again is going to be featured in my nightmares this week….Tighltly permed lilac hair, hunched over the steering wheel, hands gripping tightly, feral look in her eyes which barely top the dashboard and notches gouged into her seatbelt—”"heh, heh…two points for the pregnant lady.

    April 24th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

  3. Ari says:

    I’m wondering now what the AARP’s response to this story would be…sometimes, folks, the driver’s license is best surrendered to the DMV- lobby, or no lobby.

    April 25th, 2009 at 8:37 am

  4. Lori says:

    I may get flamed here, but I believe if you’re collecting Social Security, you should have to pass regular driver’s tests. Age-related illnesses are a reality, be it poor vision or a heart condition. Living near Los Angeles, I was horrified by the story of an elderly gentleman plowing into the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market on a Saturday morning. If you’re diabetic, they restrict, or sometimes refuse altogether, your driver’s license. Why not old age?

    May 3rd, 2009 at 4:49 pm

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