OK, living in California, I'm around earthquakes all the time. They get the heart beating, you chuckle nervously and then you finish your tuna salad sandwich.
I also get it that it is different. They don't get many earthquakes back east. It's like when we get a tornado in California. It ain't normal.
You mention that some guy in a trailer park lost his Rubbermade shed, and you move on.
Listening to the wall-to-wall coverage of the 5.9 earthquake that hit the east coast, you'd think the place had been leveled. Mass destruction, gas mains spewing columns of fire, children and their puppies fried to a crisp -
Earthquake rocks East Coast
Is it time to consider earthquake insurance?
Earthquake causes venue evacuation
And the greatest disaster of them all
Earthquake interrupts President Obama's golf game
EVERY cable news network was running nothing but earthquake news, even Fox Business. Unless the NYSE had been crushed under a pile of rubble, why in the hell were they covering this?
One of the talking head bimbetts was all a-flutter with this news - "The White House will be releasing a statement on the earthquake. We're not sure if it will be in person, or via a press release, but we'll let you know when it happens."
I can hardly wait. "Uhm, nuthin' happened. No injuries, little damage, lots of soiled panties. The President will release a comprehensive plan to address the soiled panties dilemma after he finishes the back nine."
Oh, how I long for news on the Kim Kardashian wedding...
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