Awkward Moment of the Day: Chilean Miner Surfaces, Mistress Waiting for Him, Wife Not

The AP caption sets the scene:

The 21st man pulled out of the Chile mine, Johnny Barrios, 50, got a big hug and several kisses from his girlfriend after reaching the surface. His wife, who only learned of Valenzuela’s existence when the 2 women met at the camp, stayed home.

The awkwardness here is palpable, and this is before he’s got to face his wife. Twenty bucks says this guy jumps back down into the mine within a week:

The great news is that as I write this, they’ve just successfully pulled the last trapped miner from the mine. But the story above is sure to add a wacky sub-plot to the inevitable mini-series about this event.

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