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.
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.