Not A Good Day

This is from a radio program,
a true report of an incident in Michigan:

A guy buys a brand new Lincoln Navigator SUV
for $42,500 and has $560 monthly payments.
He and a friend go duck hunting in the winter,
and of course all the lakes are frozen over.
These two guys go out on the lake with their guns,
a dog, and of course the new Vehicle.
They drive out onto the lake ice and get ready.

Now, they want to make some kind of a natural
landing area for the ducks, something for the decoys
to float on. In order to make a hole large enough to
look like something a wandering duck would fly down
and land on, it's going to take a little more effort
than an ice hole drill.

So, out of the back of the new Navigator comes a
stick of dynamite with a short, 40-second fuse. Now
these two Rocket Scientists do take into
consideration that they want to place the stick of
dynamite on the ice at a location far from where
they are standing (and the new Navigator), because
they don't want to take the risk of slipping on the
ice when they run from the burning fuse and possibly
go up in smoke with the resulting blast. They light
the 40-second fuse and throw the dynamite.

"Remember a couple of paragraphs back when I
mentioned the vehicle, the guns, and the DOG!! Let's
talk about the dog: A highly trained Black Lab used
for RETRIEVING. Especially things thrown by the

You guessed it, the dog takes off at a high rate of
doggy speed on the ice and captures the stick of
dynamite with the burning 40-second fuse about the
time it hits the ice. The two men yell, scream, wave
their arms and wonder what to do now. The dog,
cheered on, keeps coming. One of the guys grabs the
shotgun and shoots the dog. The shotgun is loaded
with #8 buckshot, hardly big enough to stop a Black
Lab. The dog stops for a moment, slightly confused,
but continues on. Another shot and this time the
dog, still standing, becomes really confused and of
course terrified, thinking these two geniuses have
gone insane. The dog takes off to find cover, under
the brand new Navigator. The men continue to yell as
they run. The exhaust pipe on the truck is still
hot, so the dog yelps and drops the dynamite under
the truck, and takes off after his master.

Then --"BOOM!"-- the Navigator is blown to bits and
sinks to the bottom of the lake in a very large
hole, leaving the two idiots standing there with
this "I can't believe this happened" look on their

The insurance company says that sinking a vehicle in
a lake by illegal use of explosives is NOT COVERED.
He still has yet to make the first of those $560..00
a month payments!!!

And you thought your day was not going well!

Received from Bill Stern, 2005-03-16