People keep asking Joe Berti if he feels unlucky.Seriously, man? Buy a lottery ticket or something. And don't go anywhere volatile... Imagine that, will you? He missed the actual explosion by minutes - his wife was hit by debris from the explosion - and then happened to be passing by the fertilizer plant in Texas that exploded only three days later. That's some epically bad timing right there. Or, since he was unhurt both times, maybe he's got epically good timing.
A bomb exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon seconds after Berti finished the race. Two days later, he was in his home state of Texas when he saw a fertilizer plant explode near Waco.
"I was just like, 'I can't believe this!"' said Berti, who said he had never witnessed an explosion before. Then he thought: "I just want to get out of here and get away from all these explosions."
In either case, I wouldn't want to to out for drinks with this guy...
That is all.
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(image courtesy of Robb Allen)