Saturday, November 26, 2005

They're not going to sue?

Most of you have probably heard of the accident at Times Square during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. An M&M balloon got caught on a street lamp, part of which got knocked off, hitting a 26-year-old woman and her 11-year-old sister.

But they're not going to sue, or at least that's what they're saying today. They're taking it very well, because they could have sued Mars Inc. (who makes M&Ms candy), Macy's East Inc., and the city too.

Someone still wants to rook the city, though. Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced that he wants an investigation into what happened. An investigation? There was a bit of wind (10 mph at Central Park, probably a little more at Times Square with all the buildings), the handlers couldn't control the balloon, and part of the street lamp got knocked off. Why does Bloomberg want to waste taxpayer money to discover obvious facts? There isn't anything to review, no more than we should review every automobile in America because they get into accidents.

In the five Thanksgivings I've had here since moving to the state for a better job and finishing my degree, I still have never gone into the city to watch the parade. It's generally too cold, and I dislike such large crowds. Instead, I watch it on TV where I can sip coffee for pleasure, not gulp it for warmth. However, though coverage has seemed to get better in recent years, this year the hosts and guests talked too much about themselves.

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