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(Click On Detroit)   One-year-old in Florida inadvertently saves the life of a man in Michigan   (clickondetroit.com) divider line 35
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20767 clicks; posted to Main » on 11 Mar 2005 at 4:18 PM (10 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2005-03-11 09:02:11 AM  
Darwin heard to say. "So close..."
 
2005-03-11 09:11:42 AM  
Okay, that's just really kind of a neat story though.

Cute kid, too.
 
2005-03-11 09:16:41 AM  
great story, but if I were the alarm owners, and I read the story correctly, I would be pissed with the alarm company now.
"so, ever since we moved, if a fire set off my alarm in the new house, you would have been responding in MI because you never updated my address? Thanks for making me safe."
 
HPZ [TotalFark]
2005-03-11 09:23:49 AM  
"You saved my life. I'd like to treat you to osculation by proxy and an ice cream. Then we'll be even. And if you ever save my pitiful farking life again, I'll eat your soul."
 
2005-03-11 09:43:31 AM  
[image from img.photobucket.com too old to be available]
 
2005-03-11 11:49:40 AM  
I submitted the exact same link last night.
 
2005-03-11 11:51:10 AM  
Hey, now that is pretty neat.
 
2005-03-11 02:11:38 PM  
"Give that little girl a kiss and buy her an ice cream for me," he demanded. "And some really cool toys--I hear Strawberry Shortcake is making a comeback. You know what? She saved my life--buy her a pony! And you better have something saved up in her college fund. I'm not talking state schools here..."
 
2005-03-11 04:00:10 PM  
In the photo it looks like she is hanging out under her crib after her day of superheroism, bemused by the frailty of mortal humans. The look on her face is "my work is done here, now it is time to collect my thoughts in the fortress of solitude."

/that or she just shat herself and I'm reading too much into this whole thing.
 
2005-03-11 04:23:50 PM  
"Give that little girl a kiss and buy her an ice cream for me," he said.

Tightwad.. at least give her a Sponge Bob doll or something.
 
2005-03-11 04:27:27 PM  

"so, ever since we moved, if a fire set off my alarm in the new house, you would have been responding in MI because you never updated my address? Thanks for making me safe."


How is the alarm company supposed to know that they moved? It is the owners responsibility to notify the alarm company.
 
2005-03-11 04:28:10 PM  
If that little kid had interupted MY suicide, I'd be driving down there with a sippy-cup of Whoop Ass.
 
2005-03-11 04:29:35 PM  
This deserves a [image from img.fark.com too old to be available] tag. :)
 
2005-03-11 04:30:25 PM  
OK, after RTFA again, it does seem like the alarm company had the information of the address change and the ball was in their court. Fortunately, they "pulled a Homer." Incompetence saves the day again!
 
2005-03-11 04:35:10 PM  
I had suspected that drew sold out for awhile now.... sad to see
 
2005-03-11 04:38:26 PM  
Kiss from crusty old man-- ALWAYS a great gift!!
 
2005-03-11 04:41:54 PM  
Fark has become a hollow shell of what it once was.... Paying for links to stories has been going on for a while now but the total fark situation was the last straw 4 me..... I dont have a problem with people trying to make a buck but doing it so covertly and dodging questions about it is kind of a raw deal.
 
2005-03-11 04:42:57 PM  
[image from img213.exs.cx too old to be available]
 
2005-03-11 04:43:27 PM  
Someone tell that kid to mind her own business next time.
 
2005-03-11 04:44:17 PM  
Oh, and I forgot... the old man could have done a whole lot better than ice cream
 
2005-03-11 04:55:47 PM  
The law firm I work for has a major alarm services dealer as a client, and I will NEVER waste money on an alarm system in my life. Your contract gets passed around like Courtney Love in an NBA lockerroom, and most of the people I've met in the industry are shady as all hell.
 
2005-03-11 04:58:12 PM  
Headline should have been prefaced with "With a push of a button"

/I'm the headline police
//You will respect my authoritah!
 
2005-03-11 04:58:47 PM  
Or better yet, "With the push of a button"
 
2005-03-11 05:03:44 PM  
That is a very kewl story!! :)
 
2005-03-11 05:09:01 PM  
Is it just me, or is there no link there?
 
2005-03-11 05:09:55 PM  
Maple said he's planning to award his rescuer on her second birthday at the end of this month, the station reported.

"Give that little girl a kiss and buy her an ice cream for me," he said.



Cheap bastard.
 
2005-03-11 06:03:21 PM  
HPZ: osculation

I see you're enjoy your "word-of-the-day" calendar. ;)
 
2005-03-11 06:13:44 PM  
Why do so many Farkers get bent out of shape about "old news?"
If you read it before, just move on. Or do you wait for the opportunity to post those old news pics you have?

This seems like a good thread for a flame war.
 
2005-03-11 06:44:35 PM  
Sounds to me like the "kiss and some ice cream" as just a sound bite. I don't think it is meant ot be interpreted as what he will be rewarding her with as a gift.

While we're being cynical... Wonder if the gas leak was a break down of something, or if he just didn't turn it all the way off the last time he had a fire. If so the little girls family sold him a house with a ticking bomb gas system!

Even if he dosen't get her much more than a doll, sometimes goodness is its own reward. She'll get a cool stroy out of it as she grows up. He ought to be appreciative, but can't demand people pay you for doing things like this for them.
 
2005-03-11 06:49:34 PM  
Aaarghhh!: Or do you wait for the opportunity to post those old news pics you have?

Good guess. I didn't even rtfa.
 
2005-03-11 06:56:47 PM  
Near Metro Airport

/MI geography nerd reporting
 
2005-03-11 10:50:06 PM  
wow, what are the odds of a false alarm saving someone?

seriously: how many wild goose chases are the police sent on due to poorly run alarm service companys?

fully automated alarm systems arn't allowed for a reason; before long the police will have to start putting 'panic button' calls on a lower priority than real calls.
 
2005-03-12 03:36:59 AM  
Sam? Ziggy's computed a 95% chance that you've leaped in here to press...that button, there.
 
2005-03-12 04:37:14 AM  
Isn't it all so ironic?

/Ducking, running, and laughing
 
2005-03-12 11:45:15 AM  
bloobeary

Sam? Ziggy's computed a 95% chance that you've leaped in here to press...that button, there.

Great Quantum Leap reference, bloobeary.
 
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