Saturday, September 20, 2014

In Context

Friday night, the local high school played its nearest rival in football. Students from the winning high school paint slogans and their school colors on the support arch of a railroad bridge on the highway between the two towns.

As I drove past the bridge, I noticed that the local police had stationed a black-and-white cruiser at roadside, lights flashing, in order to slow down traffic approaching the bridge. This seems like a good idea; since the students are going to paint the arch no matter what, why not make sure it doesn't cost someone's life?

Alas, the locals lost to their rivals, as I could tell by the colors being used for the decoration. Congratulations to the winners, and may this high point be nowhere near the high point of the rest of your lives.

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