And on another topic:
Please, when government and scientific authorities warn you of impending natural disasters and recommend evacuation, don't try to pretend how tough you are by "sitting it out." It just makes a lot of extra work for us, either when we have to enforce a mandatory evacuation order or when we have to pick up your pieces afterward.
And on that note, should you, in the face of all intelligence, logic and good sense, decide to "sit it out," please neatly print your full name and SSN on your upper arm or inner thigh. Post mortem bloating makes it hard to read if you put it on your torso, and lower legs and arms tend to come loose - and a lower left leg with a number on it is not really much use to us.
All facetiousness aside, I hope everyone in Isaac's path is and stays OK!
Knock knock! Who's there? Jack! Jack who? THREADJACK!
So there's a man living on the banks of the Mississippi, and to no one's surprise a big ol' flood starts brewing. He's sitting on his porch when a pickup drives by, and the man inside calls out "Hey fella, hop in, there's a big ol' flood brewing!" The man smiles and waves him away, saying "No thanks, the good Lord will provide."
The next day, the streets are flooded up to the top of the first floor. The man is now sitting on the roof of his porch, and a guy in a boat comes by. He calls out to the man "Hey, the town's flooded! Hop in and I'll take you to dry land!" The man again waves this person away, telling him "No thanks, the good Lord will provide."
Two days later, and the waters have claimed the first AND second floors, and the man is now perched on his rooftop. A rescue helicopter flies over, and the rescue worker calls out to him "The county's flooded, but don't worry, pal, we've got you! I'm going to come over and get this harness on you, and we'll get you out of there!" And for a third time, the man dismisses his would-be rescuer, and tells him "No thanks, the good Lord will provide."
The next day, the man has drowned. He's at the pearly gates, and God is there. The man is flabbergasted. "Lord, why didn't you save me?!" God looks incredulously at the man and says "What, didn't you see the truck, boat, and helicopter I sent?