There are certain news headlines that just catch your eyes and you cannot help but investigate further. The one that got my attention today was "Woman mistaken for monkey shot out of tree!" Wow! Apparently, this Malaysian woman was picking fruit in her neighbor's sapodilla tree (yum, I just love a sapodilla every now and then), and had failed to ask her neighbor for permission to do so. He returned home from work, saw the branches "rustling" and assumed it was a monkey. He shot into the tree and heard her screaming and thankfully stopped firing. The woman is now in stable condition at the hospital with a gunshot wound to her abdomen, in case you were wondering.
Now there are several life lessons to be learnt from this sad tale:
1. Always ask for permission before "borrowing" your neighbor's fruit
2. Always identify your target before you fire a gun
3. You can not only climb a sapodilla tree without a ladder, but you can eat its fruit too! (see link below)