Friday, October 24, 2008

Now THAT'S rush hour traffic

Media alert from our local station just when Friday rush hour was getting started:

CALDWELL - Police have finally corralled a bull that was running the wrong way down Interstate 84.

It happened at about 4:15 p.m. on the freeway between Nampa and Caldwell. The animal got loose and started running east in the westbound lanes near milepost 29.

Crews were able to rope and contain the bull about 40 minutes later.

It isn't known where the bull came from or how it got loose.

No one was injured by the runaway animal. It is unclear if the bull had any impact on the evening commute.

Now, lest you think this is out in the boonies somewhere, Nampa is about 20 miles from Boise - the largest city in the state of Idaho - and Caldwell is just a wee bit further west. This'll probably make the front page of the paper tomorrow.

Oh, and in case you've thought about going to see the movie "Max Payne"? Don't. I can't remember if I've ever seen a movie quite so bad. I can think of no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I want those two hours back right now.

If you've seen it already, I'm terribly sorry.


Brad Rhoads said...

We're moving to Nampa next month to work for Mission Aviation Fellowship. I'm glad to know that most bulls run the right way.

Sharon said...

Welcome in advance to the Gem State! Will you be living and working in Nampa, or commuting into Nampa?

Brad Rhoads said...

Thanks! Yes, we'll be working at MAF's home office. We're not sure where we'll be living yet, but our goal is to be with in a couple of miles from MAF so I can walk to work.

Sharon said...

Get ahold of me when you're in town and we can either commiserate or celebrate the election results!

Brad Rhoads said...

Will do, although I'm not sure either result is worth celebrating. We're definitely looking for new friends, so thanks for the offer.