In an effort to keep my D'offus of the Big-Doofus blog on the cutting edge, I will scour the Internet every morning in search of any story that might be of some use to me.
Regrettably, finding stories critical of Obama in the main stream media is an exercise in futility. The President has mesmerized the -so called- journalists in the U.S. and for the most part, the stories written by them are simply swoon fests.
It is for that reason that I've taken up glancing over the Jerusalem Post on a regular basis. After all, the Israelis are none too happy mit der wunderkind.
It was while looking for such a story on Obama that I came across a story at the Jerusalem Post that caught my attention. It has absolutely nothing to do with the President.....which is why I'm using it on this blog and not on D'offus of the Big-Doofus.
According to the article, a woman from Tel Aviv, identified only as Anat, decided this past Monday to do something nice for her elderly mother. Seeing that her dear mother's mattress was in miserable condition, Anat surprised the old woman with a new one....having tossed out the old mattress, of course.
After the mattress had been taken away by garbage collectors, Anat learned that her mother had hidden away her life savings inside the mattress. Over one million dollars.
Yitzhak Borba, a garbage dump manager, told reporters that his staff was helping Anat sort through tons of trash.
The first thing to cross my mind, after having read this story, was that it is obvious that SpongeBob SquarePants is not a popular T.V. program in Tel Aviv; or, if it is, Anat isn't a fan. If she were a fan, she would have recalled that a similar situation happened to SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward in an episode where the boys thought that Mr. Krabbs mattress was lumpy and in need of replacement. They threw out Mr.Krabbs life savings as well.
Had she watched this episode, Anat would have known better than to surprise someone with a new mattress.
It's unlikely that my life savings will ever reach the one million dollar mark. If it does, it's even more unlikely that I will attempt to squirrel it away in a mattress. Of course, you certainly never know. I guess, stranger things have happened.
I am certain of one thing, however. After having watched every episode of SpongeBob SquarePants more than a brazillion times, I know, when the time comes, my son JP will be sure to inspect my mattress before tossing it in the trash.
Update: The link to the story at the Jerusalem Post is not longer active, so I've linked to this.