Stupid Hiker Tricks

It’s great that they found yet another hiker alive after numerous people put their own lives and good health in jeopardy looking for him. Really. I’d never want hikers and campers to fear that the entire world might some day stop coming to a halt every time they make an error in judgment while enagaging in their favorite leisure activity.

Even worse, though, if the kid had died, we might have had to hear even more about it on the local news today (if that’s possible) and even less about anything else that happened anywhere in town or on the planet. As it was, the noon news was twenty minutes of lost camper, two minutes of weather, eight minutes of commercials, and not one other single fucking thing.

And no, now that you mention it, I don’t really care that this particular hiker was only twelve years old.