True Story of Irony (January 31, 2009)
A lit cigarette burned a home
to the ground while its occupants were attending
a meeting to help them
the fire was started
by a cigarette that had been left
burning by the 80-year-old mother of the man who owns the mobile home
in San Luis Obispo, California.
The butt was left
on a porch table while the two left
for a health department meeting to help the woman quit smoking.
The fire caused $200,000 worth of damage.