An Earth Tremor

An extremely strong tremor shook our country yesterday. Many felt it, but strangely enough there were many others who didn’t. I was one of the latter.Twitter was alive with responses and so was our local radio station.

I couldn’t help but chuckle when one young woman called in to the station and said quite seriously, and I mean seriously, “I’m so sorry I never felt it. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. The earth never seems to move for me.”

She only realized afterwards what she’d actually said. 🙂

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About Don

I love life. Sometimes it makes sense, other times not. Discerning its underlying patterns and beauty always provides great reward and meaning and is a passion I ineptly follow. I feel deeply attached to nature and love the sea with its distinct moods and colour and find walking along its beaches wonderfully inspiring. Writing, sketching and photography is a sheer joy for me and the blog is one of the places I am able to express these pursuits.
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31 Responses to An Earth Tremor

  1. May the earth always move for us. ☺

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  2. seaangel4444 says:

    Hi Don! *LOL* I think that is one of those moment in time when the young lady wished she could travel back in time; about 5 seconds and take back that little faux pas! Cher xo

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  3. Kathy says:

    That’s priceless! I heard someone ask that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela should investigate this abuse of the earth’s power!!

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  4. nrhatch says:

    Hahaha! Thanks for sharing her comment, Don.

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  5. Val Boyko says:

    What happened when she realized what she had said? … I hope you laughed out loud 😛

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  6. LOL thanks for bringing a smile to my day. Haha that’s funny. Glad the tremor didn’t affect you adversely in any way!

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  7. valleygrail says:

    Funny! Thanks for sharing this!

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  8. cindy knoke says:

    hilarious!!! thank you~

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  9. josna says:

    Awww, poor thing! When she realized, she must have wished the earth would crack open so that she could sink into it.

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  10. Ha ha! The earth never seems to move for me either… lately!
    Diana xo

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  11. In northern Colorado there’s been a lot of fracking. Contrary to popular belief, it has caused a serious side effect: earth tremors. Similar to 2-3 earthquake, the tremors are strong enough to crack walls and scare locals. But so far no one has called in to say the earth never moves for them… 😉

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  12. ladyfi says:

    Ha ha – her comment is hilarious. Hope no one was hurt though.

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  13. That is funny. Poor lady. 🙂 We have mild earthquakes here. I have found that if I am walking, I do not feel them. If I am sitting or laying down, I have a better chance to feel the earth move.

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