First A Funny, Then Today's Brief Rant
The funny: One atom greeted another upon their encounter in molecular space."Hello, how are you?""Not well; I've lost an electron!""Oh really, are you sure?""Yes, I'm positive." The rant: Only in Colorado or maybe California could something like this have this outcome. This woman (the plaintiff) needs serious psychiatric help right away before she becomes suicidal (and I'm not being sarcastic or making lighthearted judgement). The following has been edited for all but the most critical info:Cookie klatch lands girls in court Two Durango teens thought they'd surprise neighbors with nighttime deliveries of home-baked treats. But one woman was so terrified, she sued and has won.By Electa Draper Denver Post Staff WriterDurango - Two teenage girls decided one summer's evening to skip a dance where there might be cursing and drinking to stay home and bake cookies for their neighbors. Big mistake.They were sued, successfully, for an unauthorized cookie drop on one porch.The July 31 deliveries consisted of half a dozen chocolate-chip and sugar cookies accompanied by big hearts cut out of red or pink construction paper with the message: "Have a great night."The notes were signed, "Love, The T and L Club," code for Taylor Ostergaard, then 17, and Lindsey Jo Zellitti, 18.Inside one of the nine scattered rural homes south of Durango that got cookies that night, a 49-year-old woman became so terrified by the knocks on her door around 10:30 p.m. that she called the sheriff's department. Deputies determined that no crime had been committed.But Wanita Renea Young ended up in the hospital emergency room the next day after suffering a severe anxiety attack she thought might be a heart attack.A Durango judge Thursday awarded Young almost $900 to recoup her medical bills. She received nothing for pain and suffering.
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