Normally when you read about something like this, it is connected with Texas...or another southern state!
I'm glad to see that things like this are NOT restricted to those of us in the South! In a way, it offers a bit of solace to know that red-neck behavior is found in other places.
Indiana town picks 'Village Idiot'
April 12, 2010, 8:28AM
STORY, Ind. — A woman whose hair caught fire when her hairspray-coated follicles ignited as she lit a cigarette is now a southern Indiana town's reigning "Village Idiot."
Dani Hamm earned the honorary title this month by getting the most votes from regulars at the Story Inn, a restaurant and bar about 15 miles east of Bloomington where she's a bartender.
The title awarded every April comes with a $100 bar tab at the rural inn.
Hamm was driving to work in February when she lit up a cigarette and then heard a "whoosh" as her hair ignited.
She wasn't injured because she used her hands to douse her hair, which she had coated with a liberal layer of hairspray.
While I'm glad the woman wasn't hurt, and that she didn't cause an accident...I can't help but be amused at the picture that ran through my mind when I read this story!
I guess it's like the line from Forrest Gump, where Forrest says "stupid is as stupid does...!"
Might be a case of just a tad too much hair spray, ya reckon?
Coffee on the patio today, my friends. Are you up for that?