Friday, August 05, 2011
I was made aware that yesterday, allegedly, a man perched himself upon the ledge above the Bartell's across the street from my office and threatened to jump. Police arrived on the scene and the man got some attention, which I suppose is the point. Anyway, I can't help thinking, if you truly plan on jumping to your death, shouldn't you get atop a building taller than 25 feet or so? At that height all you'll do is break your legs. I'm told that the drama came to an end when a police officer offered him a cigarette, so I suppose he was just jonesing for a smoke all along.