A guy buys a new Lincoln Navigator from Merlin Motors in
Saskatoon for $42,500.00 (with monthly payments of $560.00).
He and a friend go duck hunting at Tobin Lake in mid-October; and
of course the lake is frozen.
These two guys go on a lake with their GUNS, a DOG, and of course
the New NAVIGATOR.
They decide they want to make a natural looking water area for
the ducks, something for the decoys to float on. Now making a hole in
the ice large enough to invite a passing duck, is going to take a little
more power than the average drill auger can produce.
So, out of the back of the new Navigator comes a stick of
dynamite with a short 40 second-fuse. Now our two Rocket Scientists, afraid they
might slip on the ice while trying to run away after lighting the fuse
(and becoming toast, along with the Navigator), decide on the
following course of action: they light the 40 second fuse; then, with a mighty
thrust,they throw the stick of dynamite as far away as possible.
Remember a couple of paragraphs back when I mentioned the NAVIGATOR, the
GUNS, and the DOG…???
Let’s talk about the dog: A highly trained Black Lab used for RETRIEVING !!!
Especially things thrown by the owner. You guessed it: the dog takes off
across the ice at a high rate of speed and grabs the stick of dynamite,
with the burning 40-second fuse, just as it hits the ice.
The two men swallow, blink, start waving their arms and, with veins
in their necks swelling to resemble stalks of rhubarb, scream and holler
at the dog to stop. The dog, now apparently cheered on by his
master, keeps coming. One hunter panics, grabs the shotgun and shoots the dog.
The shotgun is loaded with #8 bird shot, hardly big enough to stop a
Black Lab. The dog stops for a moment, slightly confused then continues
Another shot, and this time the dog, still standing, becomes really
confused and of course terrified, thinks these two geniuses have gone
insane. The dog takes off to find cover, under the brand new Navigator.
The men continue to scream as they run. The red hot exhaust pipe on
the truck touches the dogs rear end, he yelps, drops the dynamite
under the truck and takes off after his master.
The truck is blown to bits and sinks to the bottom of the lake,
leaving the two idiots standing there with…… “I can’t believe this
just happened” looks on their faces.
The insurance company says that sinking a vehicle in a lake byillegal
use of explosives is NOT COVERED by the policy. He still had ye to
make the first of those $560.00 a month payments..
In case you are wondering…The dog is okay…