You know, life is difficult enough with out the ground itself opening up to swallow you.
Unfortunately, four bus riders faced that very fate in northern China this week. A sinkhole about 10-feet-deep caved in under a sidewalk, welcoming those poor people into its waiting maw.
As the Associated Press reported:
A provincial broadcaster said four people were injured in the Saturday incident in the provincial capital of Harbin.
The surveillance camera video shows pedestrians walking or standing on the sidewalk when it suddenly gave in.
Three people fell straight into the hole, while a woman clung to pipes just underneath the sidewalk. Another person standing on the edge fell sideways into the hole.
Luckily, they all survived. Unluckily, now they will live with the knowledge that the ground hungers for them and can open up again at any time.
Now, we all have to live with that knowledge.