Thursday, July 31, 2014

Gunshots in the Night (...Not what you think)

The other night, I was sitting with some of my friends watching a scary movie when all of sudden we heard eight, nearby gunshots. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! Terrified, we quickly locked all the doors and silenced the movie. Waiting, not-so-patiently, to hear signs of what was happening, thoughts ran through my head - robbery, murder, terrorism - what the hell was happening? Soon enough, we got word from our neighbor, that it wasn't a menace of human nature, but rather a menace of hippo nature. Yep, a wild hippopotamus from Lake Victoria, just down the block, had moseyed on up the street and was blocking traffic, like it was no big deal. The shots were fired from local security guards to try to force the hippo out of the street and back into the water. The hippo was not budging, and unfortunately, more gunshots were fired, but this time to kill the animal. Then, there was a great deal of commotion - cars honking, people yelling, drumming. There had been a great race to the meat, so crowds formed around the hippo, machetes flying to get a piece of the sweet traffic blocker.

Where am I???

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