Monday, April 20, 2009

Think she was making gunpowder tea?

We raise or teacups this evening to Tammy Sexton, a hardy woman in Birmingham, Ala., who a few days ago was shot in the head by her husband — and yet still managed to go to the kitchen, make herself some tea and even offer a cuppa to the astonished arriving deputy.

The Associated Press reported that Sexton, 47, was in bed when husband Donald Ray — who'd recently been hunted by the police — walked in, shot her, then went to the back porch and shot himself. He died quickly. Tammy's bullet, however, passed relatively safely through her forehead, middle brain and out the back, leaving her merely dazed and slightly confused. Apparently she's going to make a full recovery.

Here's the kicker:

A deputy was greeted by the woman when he arrived minutes after she was shot with the slug from a .380-caliber handgun. "When the officer got there she said, 'What's going on?' She was holding a rag on her head and talking. She was conscious, but she was confused about what had happened," he said. "She had made herself some tea and offered the officer something to drink."

Attagirl, Tammy! Civilitea reigns to the bitter end. And this is great news: drink tea, become bulletproof. Tonight on "Heroes," a new character called Steep ...

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