Tsunamis: Another Reason I Just Stay Home

29 Dec 2004 /

From Reuters:

PHUKET, Thailand — William Robins vowed Monday to change his life forever after the professional golfer from California and his new bride, Amanda, narrowly escaped death in the grip of a tsunami.

The newlyweds were honeymooning on Phi Phi island — made famous by the film “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio — when a giant tsunami wave slammed into it Sunday.

Tidal wave

They’re from California, are they? That’s where I live! There are 50 beaches within a two-hour drive of my house.

So I ask my wife, who as it happens, was born in Thailand, “What kind of a nitwit takes an 18-hour plane ride halfway around the world to lay on a beach?! Why can’t they lay on the beach here?

And she says: “It’s a really clean beach.”

So now these people have vowed to cut a lot of the nonsense out of their lives, which I assume includes trips to freaking Asia to lay on a beach.

I don’t know . . . I guess it’s wrong, but I’m secretly delighted when bad things — like 300 MPH walls of water — happen to vapid people.

According to the story, the wife, Amanda, has a fractured pelvis.

Good! That should put a crimp in the honeymoon.

I hope she’s got a broken jaw too . . .


One Comment on Tsunamis: Another Reason I Just Stay Home »

  1. johnny

    18 Jan 2009 @ 2:56 pm


    Well, they could have just as easily made a resolution to ‘change their lives’ for narrowing escaping a devastating earthquake that swallowed OC while they were basking in the sun, holidaying in thailand.

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