News from a Former Hometown

From today’s Muncie (IN) Star-Press, a report of a car crashing into a daycare center. Fortunately, no one was injured, but I was struck by this line:

No one was injured, but the wall of the office was knocked in several feet, and the floor was littered with debris including files and a bottle of hand sanitizer.

Dear God, no! Not the hand sanitizer!

Well, I thought it was funny.

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Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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2 Responses to News from a Former Hometown

  1. Kate P says:

    The horror! (Don’t you know that the presence of hand sanitizer is inversely proportional to the grade/age level of the kids? It’s like liquid gold at the day care level!)

  2. Jen says:

    Probably the writer thought s/he was painting a poignant picture of a narrowly avoided tragedy. “O, here’s the hand sanitizer my baby wore/But, baby — oh, there you are. You’re fine.” — The Ballad of Muncie.

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