Thursday, April 06, 2006

No good deed goes unpunished

During the Winter Olympics a Norwegian cross-country ski coach Bjoernar Haakonsmoen helped a Canadian skier, Sara Renner, win an Olympic silver medal by handing her a replacement ski pole when one of hers broke.

He became a hero in Canada and was thanked at a ceremony at the Canadian embassy in Oslo yesterday. He was then presented with some maple syrup by the grateful Canadians. 5 tonnes of maple syrup! 7,400 cans of maple syrup! In a truck!

I know it's the thought that counts, but you can bet no one will help the Canadians next time, unless they have a very large family to feed. :-)

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