A week of weird things that shouldn't happen.
First: The Devastating
Entire towns shouldn't be washed away. People shouldn't be left homeless, and families shouldn't be torn apart.
Mothers shouldn't have to wake up and remember with a shock that they are childless, widowed and homeless. Teenagers shouldn't have to live indefinitely with relatives, having been recently orphaned.
People shouldn't have to live in evacuation centres with nothing but the clothes they wear. They especially shouldn't have to do it as a single parent with five children, the youngest one week old.
People shouldn't have to start again from scratch, with no help from insurance companies who quibble about whether it was"flooding," "flash flooding" or "storm water damage." Farmers shouldn't have to endure million-dollar losses after the recent years of crippling drought.
And a lot more things that shouldn't happen.
Next: The Ordinary
My dear garden probably shouldn't have had this much water tear through it.
Air conditioning units probably shouldn't have this much water inside them.
Woody probably shouldn't keep going to my pantry and getting jars and tins out one by one to put on the kitchen table saying, "Dere! (clap clap clap!)"
Jessie probably shouldn't sleep in this position:
Jessie probably shouldn't put her shirt half-off before falling asleep either.
Journalists probably shouldn't make errors like spelling "choir" as "quire":
But that's all nothing compared to my first list.