These athletes are serious! Check out the video for the recent wife-carrying contest, won for the 4th time by a couple from Finland.

It got me thinking, what if we organized a similar event in Lufkin? Husbands, are you strong enough to pile your wives on your shoulders and carry her over hurdles and through water without dumping her and without falling down?

Watching this video, I'm also thinking, "these poor wives." They're getting dragged through all sorts of dire circumstances by these dudes and they just have to hang on for dear life. A metaphor for life perhaps?

If nothing else, the video is entertaining, and a good time killer at work today.

If Lufkin hosted a wife-carrying contest, where would we have it? Ellen Trout Park might be a good place. If the husbands failed us, perhaps we could hop on a rhinoceros at the zoo and that could take us the rest of the way. Or maybe the miniature train could provide a ride for a short rest on the course.

If this crazy event ends up happening in East Texas, you heard it here first!