Good Day World!
Mistakes - we all make them.
They range from being embarrassing, to downright deadly.
Walking down the information highway today, I discovered three good examples regarding how mistakes can affect our lives.
Let’s start of with this story:
An Arizona bounty hunter was booked after he and his team mistakenly raided the home of the Phoenix police chief while looking for a fugitive, authorities said.
(Photo-Brent Farley/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Brent Farley, owner of NorthStar Fugitive Recovery in Mesa, along with members of his team and those from Colorado-based Delta One Tactical Recovery surrounded Chief Joseph Yahner's home late Tuesday night, police said.
Farley was charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.
Can you imagine how pissed off that police chief was? They woke him up in the middle of the night pounding on his door and shouting curses. He answered the door in his underwear and a police baton.
I’m betting Farley vets the next case a little more carefully.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently launched a website to attract female fans (Red) but I think it’s a big mistake.
You be the judge:
The team’s website has a feature on the “Red Women’s Movement” that the Bucs hope will change the way football is enjoyed by women.
(Photo - Getty Pictures)
This program’s kickoff party includes a few reasonable and non-insulting things such as an “Insider’s Talk” with General Manager Jason Licht, and some appearances by former Buccaneers.
But it quickly devolves into: “…gameday style tips from local area experts, and even a RED Lifestyle Lounge session to educate attendees on the art of incorporating their passion for the Bucs into their other lifestyle interests such as tailgating and home entertaining.”
So, in case you’re one of the female of the species in greater Tampa, who is looking for the right blend of Warren Sapp with a parrot on his shoulder and Martha Stewart for her home, they’ve got you covered.
They’re also here to help the ladies with technical football concepts like the “play clock,” since girls can’t possibly understand such subtle nuances of the game.
Deaths by medical mistakes hit records
More than a 1,000 people die each day from a medical mistake.
It's a chilling reality – one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third only to heart disease and cancer – claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year.
It's not just the 1,000 deaths per day that should be huge cause for alarm, there's also the 10,000 seriously complicated cases resulting from medical errors that occur each day.
Time for me to walk on down the road…