As much as I hate to do it, I am going to have to make this woman our "Loser of the day!"
Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man as she ran through the town of Wellesley, where the women of Wellesley College traditionally offer kisses to runners.
After the April 20 race, her daughter took to social media to try to find the man, who clearly left an impression on her mom.
Tatge says The Wellesley Townsman, a Boston-area news outlet, passed on a letter addressed to her Sunday after the campaign generated nationwide attention.
The unidentified man's wife said the attention was fun but that the couple wanted to remain anonymous.
"When this story aired on the news we were pretty surprised," the mystery man's wife wrote in a portion of the letter quoted by The Townsman. "For me, I'm not mad. Believe me, our friends have gotten a lot of mileage out of this story and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching them give my husband grief!"
The wife continued: "While this may not be the ending that you had hoped for, that spontaneous, silly moment in Wellesley captured the fun, energy and spirit of the Boston Marathon. I greatly admire your spunk and courage and wish you many happy races in the future. Congratulations on your Boston finish!"
Tatge says she wrote back to the wife Monday, thanking her for her graciousness and good humor.
"The letter was so kind and good-hearted," she said. "She's a great sport, and he's fortunate to be married to someone like her."
Tatge also apologized for any embarrassment the search may have caused.
"I just wanted her to know that the media firestorm stemmed from my loving daughter's good-hearted dare," she said. "I didn't want to cause any discomfort to him or his family."
Tatge said she's been touched by the support she's received but is happy to move on.
She also hopes to run the Boston Marathon again but with one important caveat: "Moving forward, I'm going to revert to only kissing single men."
Is Nothing Safe? In Zambia, a man has been sentenced to 15 years prison for having sex with a cow. The details in the Zambia Daily Mail’s report are crucial:
Meanwhile, the Perspective Research Department has learned that …
During trial, Gerald Simpanzye told the court that on the material day in the morning, he took the cattle for grazing in one of the fields but later went to another field to harvest maize. Mr Simpanzye testified that as he was returning to where he had left the cattle grazing, he saw the convict standing on a log and having sex with one of the cows.
When he asked the convict what he was doing with the animal, he apologised and offered to give the witness K500 and a cow as compensation. But Mr Simpanzye reported the matter to his brother Richard, who is the owner of the animal, who later reported the matter to the police.
Police then advised the complainant to take the convict and the cow to the veterinary department, where the animal was examined and semen was discovered in the cow’s genitalia.
The court also heard that the convict must have used charms on the animal as he was found with leaves in one of the pockets of his pair of trousers and that when the leaves were taken away from him, the molested cow became violent…
In defence, the convict attributed his actions to demonic attacks, which he had been suffering from since 1972. Is nothing safe..?
the cow has promised to wait for Wegress, come what may ...., which he had apparently done!