Dual meanings

The headline caught my eye, bringing up a mental image of calamity. What happened? Did a wall fall on him? Did the roof cave in?

Rob Schneider OK after movie set collapse.

Poor guy! Did he get trapped under rubble? Did they have to dig him out?

No…Rob Schneider collapsed. He’d had a bout with food poisoning, then got further dehydrated and exhausted from the heat. The intention of any news media headline is to hook people into reading the rest of the story. In this case, it worked!

Show’s over, folks, nothing to see here…No, the carpenters don’t need to come. You can cancel that call, please. Just get him some Pepto Bismol, some water and an icepack, will ya?

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