1768. Look out
© Bruce Goodman 23 March 2020
It was one of those tragedies that could have been avoided. It was both indulgent and unnecessary. Twenty-four university geology students on a field trip were crowded onto a look out in the mountains. The lookout collapsed and the students fell thousands of feet down the cliff to inevitable death.|
Let us compare details of two university students to better understand the sadness of what happened.
Donna Bella was enrolled at university to get a degree in Geology. She was bright, intelligent, and quite frankly full of herself. Her father, whom I know, is a civil engineer. He said to his spoilt daughter, “You can do better than that”, and through various connections secured Donna Bella a grant to study nuclear physics at a rather prestigious institution. That is why Donna Bella wasn’t one of the geology students standing on the mountain look out that collapsed.
On the other hand, Minnie-Martha had enrolled in geology and was standing on the mountain look out when it collapsed. Obviously her father didn’t have the money to buy his daughter a degree from a prestigious university. Actually, she was my daughter. I cannot bear to say more. Enough said.
Some people think they can get away with things scot free. Not so, which is why I applaud the unidentified driver of the hit and run yesterday that ran over that selfish know-all called Donna Bella. She was crossing the road and the car didn’t just clip her; it went slap-bang wham full on. It was very satisfying.
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