torrential tardiness

March 6, 2008 at 12:40 pm (news, ramblings, sports, wtf?) (, , , , , , , )

I woke up to a very wet morning today, and for once it was still raining when I was trying to get to work on time.

For some unfathomable reason, it’s been raining every single day of the week since March started. For convenience sake, I’d put the blame on global warming because I’m too darn lazy to think of a logical reason while evading puddles of water on the way to the office.

To my credit, I got there only 5 minutes late. On the other hand, my colleague didn’t fare too well since his bus was moving as fast as an aging AC Milan player during their last night’s incredible loss at home to Arsenal in the Champions League.

But I digress.

At least he didn’t try to land a plane in town, since he would most likely be mistaken as Mas Selamat and shot down by the RSAF, unlike this fellow below :

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Man lands plane on golf course so son wouldn’t be late for tennis lesson

Police might arrest an Illinois man who landed his plane on a golf course so his son wouldn’t be late for a tennis lesson. Police came to the Marriott Resort Crane’s Landing Golf Course, at 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, around 1:50 p.m. Saturday for a call that a plane had landed on the course.

Robert Kadera of Lake Villa and his 14-year-old son, Isaac, were standing outside the aircraft, a 1949 Piper Clipper, which was sitting in the middle of the golf course about 20 feet south of the retaining wall that separates the golf course from Route 22, police said.

Kadera said it was not an emergency landing, but rather, the boy was late for his tennis lesson at the Lincolnshire Club across the street from the golf course on Route 22, police said.

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I think he would have better luck if he tried a helicopter. Bummer.

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