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Drive carefully…They have short tempers when run over.

Probably in Colorado? They have other Bigfoot Crossing signs.

September 18, 2008 Posted by | animals, Odd signs | , | Comments Off on Drive carefully…They have short tempers when run over.

Does this woman look like a dangerous criminal to you?


A Sumter County [South Carolina] woman was summoned to court for a child support payment less than a dollar, due to the Sumter County Family Court’s shift to a new computerized system.

Sumter County Family Court officials began clearing out the old system. They found a woman who owed less than a dollar, and her case almost made its way to court.

For 45-year-old Kathleen Threatt, the trouble began with a simple trip to her mailbox. Signed, sealed and delivered by a deputy to her Wedgefield home was an affidavit from Family Court saying she owed $0.63 in child support.

“I had to apologize to the officer on the phone because I was laughing so hard,” she said. “It doesn’t make sense.”


This was a holdover from 12 years ago. It seems the South Carolina mills of justice grind slowly but exceedingly fine.

September 18, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats | , | Comments Off on Does this woman look like a dangerous criminal to you?

Amen, brother! Amen! (Thanks, Katherine)

Country Funeral Story

As a young minister in Kentucky, I was asked by a funeral director to hold a grave-side service for a homeless man, who had no family or friends. The funeral was to be in a new cemetery and this man would be the first to be buried there.

I was not familiar with the backwoods area, and I soon became lost. Being a typical man, I did not stop to ask for directions. I finally arrived an hour late.

I saw the backhoe and the open grave, but the hearse was nowhere in sight. The digging crew was eating lunch. I apologized to the workers for my tardiness, and I stepped to the side of the open grave. There I saw the vault lid already in place. I assured the workers I would not hold them up for long,  as I told them that this was the proper thing to do.

The workers gathered around the grave and stood silently, as I began to pour out my heart and soul. As I preached about ‘looking forward to a brighter tomorrow’ and ‘the glory that is to come,’ the workers began to say ‘Amen,’ ‘Praise the Lord,’ and ‘Glory!’ The fervor of these men truly inspired me. So, I preached and preached like I had never preached before, all the way from Genesis to Revelations.

I finally closed the lengthy service with a prayer, thanked the men, and walked to my car. As I was opening the door and taking off my coat, I heard one of the workers say to another, ‘I ain’t NEVER seen nothin’ like that before, and I’ve been puttin’ in septic tanks for thirty years.

September 18, 2008 Posted by | Fun stuff | , | Comments Off on Amen, brother! Amen! (Thanks, Katherine)