Monday, September 08, 2008

When Ya Gotta, Ya Gotta

After the floodwaters went down in Cedar Rapids, FEMA came in and set up Port-a-Potties in the affected neighborhoods. Tonight on the news (during dinnertime) we learned that FEMA is removing the potties from areas that have had city water service restored. This is inane, because the homes that have water still don't have toilets. They don't even have drywall up or plumbing roughed in. So one guy put a cardboard box out on the curb with a sign indicating that this is his squat spot. The sign he used can't be reprinted on my family-oriented blog, so I'll leave that to your imagination. However, this news made for some very interesting conversation at the table. Usually, I'm the one who comes up with the pithy ideas, but this time it was Carl who had all of us rolling in laughter. I double-dog dared him to post his idea on the KCRG website, and he did. You can read the news article and his comment at this link: You may have to click the "View Comments" button, but his was the first comment so it should be easy to find. You've got to go read this. You'll love it!


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