I think this is a pretty good joke, if you are mad at an ump or referee:
In John Krakauer’s book Into Thin Air, he writes his personal account at Mount Everest during the 1996 disaster, where eight climbers died and several others were stranded by a horrific storm.
Krakauer had been hired by Outside magazine to climb only to base camp and do an article on how commercialized it had become in climbing Mount Everest. Then it turned into an unfolding tragedy.
The book was later adapted into a TV movie. In 2015, the movie Everest (wikipedia) was released, which also depicted the same events as in the book.
Charlotte Fox was one of the survivors who huddled together with several of the other climbers during that storm. The temperature reportedly was minus 100 degrees wind chill. They were later rescued when the storm cleared.
“I didn’t see how we were going to get out of it alive,” Fox told Jon Krakauer as written in his book. “The cold was so painful, I didn’t think I could endure it anymore. I just curled up in a ball and hoped death would come quickly.”
Instead, she would survive through the night and live 22 more years to scale myriad mountains around the world. She was from Greensboro, North Carolina. And not only had she scaled Mount Everest but had completed the climb for all seven summits. She was also an accomplished skier and former member of the ski patrol team at Snowmass, Colorado.
At the age of 61, she recently fell in her home and died from the fall. (Obituary from Pilot-Online) Alison Osius, executive editor of Rock and Ice magazine and a friend of Fox’s wrote, “Charlotte had survived so much up high, it was stunning and profoundly sad that she died that evening of May 24 in a household accident.”
I think everyone has the same reaction when they hear about this.
Even in the TV series Better Call Saul, the main character tells how he used to be known as Slippin Jimmy. It was his way of claiming that he made easy money by setting up claims.
I am sure that there is fraud in some claims, but the reality is that a slip that leads to a fall can cause some of the most serious injuries. When I read this lady’s obituary, it reminded me that extra care is required. No matter who you are.
One last mention on this topic. A recent case that came into the firm involved someone who got out of their car and slipped on their driveway… where the landscaper had left garden lime. Completely unexpected. A fall that led to injury. Not good!
Before I post our pic o’ day, I just wanted to make a shameless plug. I will not have a blog in the morning because Geoff Glick and I are headed to Washington to see the Capitals in the Stanley Cup finals. I really have not been much of a hockey fan in the past, but the Capitals have caused me to catch the fever! I am looking forward to my first Stanley Cup game.
Normally I don’t mention our Facebook and Instagram accounts, but those are two good places to see pictures from the firm. And hopefully, Geoff and I will get something posted from a Capitals win for game 4!