Most people get angrier about mixed-up Starbucks orders than David is about this.


Texans have a reputation for shooting people who wander onto their property. Well, David Underwood is proving them all wrong: you can walk onto his land and raze his house straight to the ground and he'll just chuckle. That's exactly what happened when the city of Fort Worth sent a demolition crew to Underwood's house at 9716 Watercress Drive instead of the vacant home at 9708 Watercress Drive.

To be fair, Underwood's home also looked vacant: it had been in his family for many years, but David and his wife were fixing it up to move into permanently. If it were me, the fact that I had just been in the process of cleaning and fixing it right before I took a vacation would be the worst part of finding it destroyed when I came back. It's like someone spilling something on a brand new carpet, and then razing your house to the ground.

Fortunately, as I mentioned, the Underwoods were fixing up this home to move into; so they currently have a home. As David told the Dallas Observer, "I see people every day who have it so bad. I still have a house. It's not like I'm living in a cardboard box down by the river." (I think you mean a van down by the river, but I take your point.)

What is this guy? A saint? Oh, wait, he works at United Community Centers serving low-income families in Dallas, which is why he can put this whole thing in perspective; "Ninety-seven percent of the people we serve earn less than $17,000 a year."

Sources: Gawker | YouTube AmazingWorldy | Fox 4 Dallas/Ft. Worth | Dallas Observer