You Know, Sometimes I Despair About The Future

I look at today’s youth and I often don’t see the spunk or the resilience needed to face many of the challenges that they will face.

But just when I’m feeling my lowest along comes my dear friend Paco with this inspiring tale of two teens that restores my hope and confidence that our future is in good hands

Two teenagers were rescued from the Australian flood waters after they tried to use a blow-up doll as a flotation device.

The couple, both aged 19, were found by rescuers clinging to a tree after falling off the doll on Victoria’s Yarra River.

They were told off by police who warned that the blow-up toy was “not a recognised flotation device”.

I’m not sure I really want to hear their explanation for how they got into this particular predicament.

15 Responses to “You Know, Sometimes I Despair About The Future”

  1. major dad says:

    They adapted and overcame…

  2. ricki says:

    I’m imagining the police officer delivered the “not an approved floatation device” line with a bit of a wink and a grin.

  3. JeffS says:

    It’s safe to say that they had an inflated sense of self-preservation.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’m sure the constables promptly impounded it for, ah, training exercises, ricki.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    major dad, I saw that.

    I’m not sure that will sell as much as they hope, as every South American I travel with consumes Johnny Walker Black by the liter…

  6. Yojimbo says:

    Now this is the kind of penatrating analysis and in-sight I come to Swilling for.

    Good thing it wasn’t two teenage girls. Singing the Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations all the way down the river would seem to fall short of an adequate solution.

  7. Fausta says:

    not a recognised flotation device
    But worth having one handy!

  8. Rob says:

    They probably forgot the cigarette. Everyone would have recognized it.

  9. Paco says:

    Thanks for the link, old fellow!

    Not sure what they were doing with the thing in the first place. The girl (the real one) looks rather fine.

  10. Gary from Jersey says:

    Maybe the cop thought they should have used the Roseanne Barr doll instead.

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    That certainly would have provided more flotation, Gary.

  12. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Mr. Bingley,
    Indeed it would – but would they have been able to grab it without major psychological trauma?

  13. Clive says:

    Can’t believe you missed the part where she (the girl not the doll) lost her bikini bottoms in the torrent.

    Not all are like that. We were helping with the clean up in Brisbane – one of our crew was a 13 year old kid who just stepped up to the plate without prompting. He worked like a gun shearer too.

  14. Mr. Bingley says:

    Hmm, my delicate nature did overlook that part of the story, Clive!

    Glad to hear about your assistant, and thanks for your cleanup efforts!

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