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Building a Bridge

"They built a new bridge less than a mile from our neighborhood."

"Yeah, I heard Fred or someone mention it."

"Yeah, but this is the crazy thing.  It is not an ordinary bridge."

"What do you mean?"

"It only extends halfway across the river.  No one can explain what is connecting to."

"They probably ran out of money.  Times are tight."

"I don't think so; it was built by the Army Corps of Engineers."

"The military runs out of money too."

"We live next to a major research and development command."

"And you think this is some sort of experiment?  Seriously dude, if my taxes don't go up why should I care what they are working on?"

"Do you remember that freak lightning storm last month?"

"Of course, all of the power in the neighborhood went out but there wasn't a drop of rain."

"Do you remember that family that moved in this month?"

"Duh, I'm dating Jane, their daughter.  What's your point?"

"I was staring at the bridge and I hit Jane's mom today."

"Holy crap, dude!  Why didn't you say so?  Is she alright?"

"She's fine, but her face did come off for a minute.  I'm just saying."

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