Saturday, October 5, 2013
Ordeal or Adventure?
The judge looked at the jury once they were all seated. "Are you ready to present your verdict?"
"Yes, your honor," the foreman replied. "We the jury find this family not guilty on all counts of committing an ordeal. We find that their new lives in the Midwest can only be labeled as an adventure. This family has proved to us beyond any reasonable doubt that their attitudes played an important role in this case and prevented them from committing any acts resembling any kind of ordeal."
"Is this unanimous?" the judge asked.
One by one, each member of the jury nodded affirmatively and said yes.
"This family is free to live out their lives in the Midwest. Let them go," the judge said.
The family hugged one another and left the courtroom. Outside a news reporter shoved a microphone in front of the dad and asked, "why do you think the jury found you not guilty of committing an ordeal?"
"Attitude," the man replied. "It's all about attitude. We all face the same struggles and the same set of circumstances. One man's ordeal is another man's adventure. Our family sees adventure in every situation. Thank you for your question. Pardon me, I need to get back to my life."