I can recognize that certain situations evoke a metaphor just as well as the average Joe, but sometimes, the metaphorical possibilities are so broad that I am paralyzed by the range of choices.
Case in point, the sinking of multiple boats at the pro-Trump rally on Lake Travis outside of Austin, TX.
Is this the time for a metaphor about choppy waters, or a metaphor about the wakes of large boats swamping small boats, or just a snarky comment about how maritime navigation charts having a,"Well known liberal bias?"
I am at a loss, reader(s), so I need your help:
A parade of boats in Texas celebrating their support for Donald Trump ended in disarray when multiple vessels got into trouble on apparently choppy waters leading to several sinking and a slew of distress calls being made to rescue officials.
Multiple media reports described a chaotic scene on Lake Travis, near the state capital of Austin, when a procession of boats waving Trump flags and banners motored over the waters but then got into potentially serious trouble.
Videos of the event circulating on social media showed several boats being swamped by waves and sinking as frantic passengers jumped into the water.