Friday, June 16, 2006

The price of gold

News item: Gold hunter digs 60-foot hole - Peculiar Postings -

So. You're sitting there on your front porch, just minding your business, when ... DING DING DING ... your gold detector goes off.

Naturally, you're going to grab a shovel and check this out. And like any red-blooded American entrepreneur, when things get really dangerous you bring in somebody dumber and greedier than you to do the heavy lifting. But, c'mon fella. An unsupported mine shaft 60 freaking feet deep? In your front yard? Geez Louise. It's a miracle nobody died.

Of course, if he had found gold this would be a whole other story. We'd be carrying him around on our virtual shoulders as a plucky, lucky example for risk takers everywhere.

Success is pretty much the only thing dividing the "lunatics" from the "visionaries." You never know which you are until you see how things turn out.

(*Note to self: There's a gold detector?? Can I have one??)

1 comment:

Bon & Mal Mott said...

I saw this odd item in a similar venue, and wondered to myself "Didn't the neighbors complain?" Around here the hole wouldn't have been able to reach 10' deep before authorities were alerted.