In This Episode: A mostly seasonal segment for No Longer Weird. Then, it seems like just a funny story, but a crusty donation to a food bank maybe isn’t so charitable after all, and — when you think about it — demonstrates the value of thinking about your actions before doing.
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* No Longer Weird: burglars falling through the ceiling, or trying to break in via the chimney or stove vent. The story, from the Columbus, Georgia, Ledger-Enquirer.
* And the new collection of No Longer Weird stories on this site.
* In case you wonder, “git” is a British word that means obliviot.
* If you have an intruder-via-chimney story, tell us about it in the Comments below.
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Randy: Welcome to Uncommon Sense, the Podcast companion to the thisistrue.com newsletter with the mission to promote more thinking in the world. I’m Randy Cassingham.
Clare: And I’m Clare Angelica.
Randy: As we round the corner into the final stretch before The Holiday Season, I want to get something out of the way.
Clare: What’s that?
Randy: Another segment in No Longer Weird! And that’s when a burglar or other intruder falls out of ceiling, surprising victims below, or getting stuck in the ceiling, chimney, or vent and begging for help from the people inside. …Or, sometimes, not being found stuck in a restaurant stove vent for weeks, months, or even years.
Clare: So they found a corpse?
Randy: That’s happened more than once.
Clare: Oh my god! Oh, those poor people.
Randy: Well, they are burglars.
Clare: That’s true. I mean…
Randy: So you know: screw ’em!
Clare: Starvation and dehydration.
Randy: Yeah, not a very good way to go when you get down to it.