I’ll bet 50-year-old formerly trapped miner, Yonni Barrios, had mixed feelings during

I’ll bet 50-year-old formerly trapped miner, Yonni Barrios, had mixed feelings during his rescue. On one hand, phew. Sunlight, booze, cheeseburgers, and fresh air. On the other, there were two extremely cranky broads—Barrios’s mistress and wife—up there, waiting to get their mitts on him. Though Barrios’s tale of infidelity was the most widely publicized, at least five of the 33 dudes had multiple women waiting for—and fighting over—them. And one of these studs had four different ladies vying for him! Damn. Who knew miners were such catnip?During the miners’ entrapment, families corresponded with them by letter and a team of psychologists read and vetted each one before it was being sent down. As a result, most of the men had no idea of the strife that was happening above ground. I understand not wanting the miners to be any more stressed out than they already were, but I still maintain a head’s up would’ve been the humane way to go.It’s hard to know which of these women are actually wounded parties and which are simply hoping to cash in on the ginormous payday that these dudes are eventually going to get. One of the men exited the mine and found the wife he hadn’t seen in eight years waiting for him. Surprise, honey—I’m home!Barrios’s wife seems to have a legitmate gripe and ultimately decided to stay home during his heavily televised rescue, telling a Chilean newspaper, “I’m happy because he was saved. It’s a miracle from God. But I won’t attend the rescue.”

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@seattleweekly.com.

More in News & Comment

Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)
Patti Cole-Tindall is officially confirmed as the new King County Sheriff

After serving as the interim sheriff since January, the King County Council… Continue reading

World War II veterans in Auburn, Wash. File photo
Washington ranks 7th among states for number of World War II veterans

12,364 WWII veterans are living in the state, with a total population of 517,912 military veterans.

Photo of promotional recruitment banner used by Auburn Police Department at Petpalooza. The banner features Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson, who is awaiting trial for the 2019 murder and assault of Jesse Sarey. Photo courtesy of Jeff Trimble
Auburn police use photo of embattled officer on recruitment banner

Families of people killed by Jeffrey Nelson, who’s awaiting trial for murder, speak out over use of his photo at Petpalooza.

Use your King County library card to explore the outdoors

KCLS cardholders can check out a Discover Pass for two weeks to explore public lands.

Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.
King County identifies first presumptive monkeypox case

The illness is not as easily transmitted compared to COVID-19, according to health officer.

This screenshot from Auburn Police Department bodycam footage shows an officer about to fire his weapon and kill dog on May 13, 2022.
Auburn police shoot dog, and owner claims it wasn’t justified

See videos of attack as well as bodycam footage of officer firing at dog.

File photo.
King County Council approves creation of Cannabis Safety Taskforce amid rash of dispensary robberies

The multi-agency task force will cooperate to find ways to improve safety in the cash-only industry.

Screenshot from ORCA website
New ORCA system launches for regional transit across the Puget Sound

Overhaul includes new website, mobile application and digital business account manager.

Most Read