Chilean Miners

Unless you’ve been living under a rock with no internet service, you’ve heard about the Chilean miners. Our entire country has been watching, gobbling up any news coming from that copper mine. I’ve heard people theorize that we’re so interested in this story because we are so desperate for any kind of good news – but that doesn’t really explain the obsession with that one miner with a wife, mistress and (now) girlfriend.

Either way, I heard a question that’s been bouncing around my head for a few days: If you were one of the miners, what would be the first thing you would do when you got out?

Unplug the phones & lock my door. I wouldn’t want to talk to anyone, and my rescue was just broadcast on international television, so everybody knows I’m safe.

Then I would take a really long shower, using every Lavender-scented bath product I own. Possibly order a pizza with extra cheese.

Then I would crank up the AC, lay on my bed with my puppy and sleep until I couldn’t sleep any more. My bed is VERY comfortable – far better than any cot they had down in that mine. And add a cuddly puppy: it’s heavenly.

After all that, I’d probably write a book about the whole thing. Why? Because that’s what people who have survived an event that attracted that much attention do and because that’s what writers do. Whether or not I’d publish it… well, that’s a whole ‘nother question.

What about you? What would you do?

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