Saturday, September 18, 2010

All Quiet on the Blog Front

I haven't felt particularly imaginative over the last couple of days.  Maybe it's because there's nothing really going on.  And I don't think it's just me - there doesn't seem to be much happening anywhere.
Case in point.  Yesterday, on CBC Winnipeg radio, one of the news items announced was -

Firefighter taken to hospital after injuries sustained in a blaze. 

Ok.  Fair enough.  Firefighters do an excellent job in this city, so this headline seemed newsworthy.
But then...

A firefighter was taken to hospital today after sustaining an injury to his eye.  This occurred while fighting a house fire early this morning.  Doctors have described the injury as 'a minor eye irritation.'

At the risk of sounding callous, I think they were scraping the bottom of the barrel with that story.  Not that it's not newsworthy to someone.  eg. "Hi honey!  Just wanted to let you know I'll be a little late for lunch.  Got a bit of smoke in my eye this morning and it's kind of itchy, so I'm at the hospital getting it checked out."

I had two minor eye irritations last year and nobody cared.


  1. Greetings Tracey,
    Well, I care about your minor eye irritations.
    I have had the great pleasure of visiting Winnipeg. In fact, my step-dad was born there and my former spouse used to live in St. Boniface. Does anybody care?
    Have a great week.
    With respect, Gary:-)

  2. Well, thank you Gary. I feel validated now :)

    I was actually in St. Boniface yesterday.
    Winnipeg is a great place, although most of the news stories here are about shootings and stabbings - so the odd eye irritation story is quite refreshing.


  3. Sounds rather more exciting than the news here. I’m not saying it’s dull, but: “Paper Boy Nearly Falls off Bike.
    The enigmatic, masked blogger strikes again

  4. That could have been a nasty accident...