Friday, October 01, 2004

A quick update

The man on the bridge was finally talked down later last night - he was up there for hours, apparently. And the police had actually been looking for him - his family hadn't been able to find him for a few days and knew he was suicidal. So now he's at a local hospital, in a psych ward, I imagine.

Ginga commented in my last post that folks in DC are so mean as to have yelled "jump" to a person in a similar situation on the Beltway. Wish I could say that didn't happen here, too -- according to this morning's paper, a bunch of geniuses at a sketchy bar across from the bridge spent some time honking and yelling "jump." So rudeness, incivility and plain old insensitivity abound in Maine, too.