What The Hell Is Wrong With People

November 30, 2008 7:00 am

I’m stealing the title from Debbie over at Buzzin By With Thoughts On The Fly. I was reading the linked post on her site while half-watching the news when a story came on that caught my attention. Last night there was a robbery in the area. I looked over at the TV to see that it was the CVS pharmacy where we shop.

The robber wore a Halloween mask and demanded money from the store clerk. The clerk did what he was told and handed over the money. Then? The fucking asshole shot the clerk twice, in the chest and the thigh. THIS WAS AFTER HE FOLLOWED DIRECTIONS AND HANDED OVER THE MONEY. What the fuck is wrong with people? The employee is in critical condition. They haven’t caught the asshole who maliciously shot the poor CVS employee. He could easily do something like this again tomorrow.

This pharmacy is the one where I picked up Graham’s prescription yesterday and Elliot’s two days before. It’s where I’m picking up my birth control tomorrow. I know that the economy is doing bad right now and people are worried about money. The holidays are right around the corner and it’s adding additional financial stress. But rob a fucking store? What kind of monster does that? It’s bad enough that the guy robbed a store but he turned around and shot an innocent person for no reason. That’s just inhuman. I continue to be amazed at what people are capable of. I have come across so many amazing people in my life but when I see a story like this, it makes me lose my faith in humanity.

Here is the story about the asshole who robbed the store.

Also: Thanks to all of the well-wishers. We’re still sick but the kids slept some last night so things are looking up! To all of you NappyBlowMeers, congrats on making it through alive. Also: thanks to Steenky Stalker, I’ve begun starting sentences with also. You all know she’s guilty of it.



  1. Brenda-SeriouslyMama

    Ha! It only took a holiday weekend and a sick kid to get me to be the first comment…

    Brenda-SeriouslyMamas last blog post..Umm, yeah. Never again…

  2. Jim

    Isn’t it great how the holidays bring out the best in people? Hopefully it was just a random act of maice that won’t happen again.

    Steenky is guilty for most things. She may have had a hand in that cold going around.

    Jims last blog post..Sunday Randomness

  3. Brenda-SeriouslyMama

    Woman, that’s some scary stuff. Last night someone was beating someone up in our front yard with a baseball bat. I guess a jilted lover who drank too much at the local establishment. Thankfully we live 1/2 block from the police station. 🙂

    I see your guys are sick. Hope you all are feeling better soon!

    Brenda-SeriouslyMamas last blog post..Umm, yeah. Never again…

  4. Kristy

    That kind of crap just pisses me off…people are so evil! At least I have the satifaction of knowing he’ll burn in hell!

    Kristys last blog post..Magnetic Holiday Cards…What a Concept!

  5. Michele

    Tis the season for assholes to come out of the wood work. Unfortunately, I fear this will not be an isolated incident.

    Glad to hear you got a little sleep last night.

    Micheles last blog post..Provençal Roasted Turkey

  6. Kirst

    Soemthing similar happened at my Walgreens pharmacy. I pulled up to get Meggers script and the place was covered in police caution tape. No one was shot (thank god) but it was someone holding the pharmacy hostage wanting drugs. Never made the news or the local papers which surprised me. Scared me though because if I’d have gone 20 mins earlier I would’ve been in there.

    I also had two guys come into my work trying to sell beanie babies. The one guy said he was doing that so he didn’t have to resort to anything else, times were really hard. Made me a bit nervous ’cause you just never know. I made it very clear that there was absolutely no cash in the office. It’s a shame really!

  7. Keely

    That’s just wrong. People need to get creative, not cut-throat. I don’t think I’d feel safe going there 🙁

    Keelys last blog post..We’re gonna need a bigger boat

  8. Debbie

    WTH? He got what he wanted and shot the clerk twice anyway. At the rate people are going, Hell is going to be a pretty crowded place. It’s so scary.

    Debbies last blog post..They Say Everyone Has a Twin

  9. mrsbear

    That’s really scary, especially that it happened so close to you. I am routinely appalled by some of the shit people are capable of. Reading some of the black Friday horror stories, I just don’t get it. That Walmart clerk that was trampled to death up north, when they told customers the store was closing because someone was killed, people became irate and refused to leave. Someone died. WTF? Down here we see a lot of news stories where the gunmen kill the clerk for no reason, it saddens me.

    mrsbears last blog post..The Great Unifier

  10. steenky bee

    Be careful, I was the speech coach for the Miss Teen USA contestant that kept saying “such as” and “the Iraq”. First, I’ll mess with your blog, then I’ll mess with your speech patterns. It’s a slippery slope, my friend.

    ALSO, my thoughts go out to the cashier. People are dicks. Plain and simple.

    steenky bees last blog post..The Spin Cycle: I’m Thankful You Even Tolerate Me

  11. steenky bee

    Um, could you tell Jamie that I can freely type “dicks” as much as I want here, but “Noode” spelled the correct way, still warrants a word verification step. Honestly, I thought your blog was more gender neutral than that.

    You should know that I made up a word this weekend. It’s “skink”. It’s a cross between “skank” and something else. I was really tired when I made it up. It’s such a polite way to insult someone don’t you think?

    steenky bees last blog post..The Spin Cycle: I’m Thankful You Even Tolerate Me

  12. Beth

    That’s a little too close to home for comfort. I say, stay away and don’t get your birth control pills. What’s one more kid?

    Beths last blog post..HASAY Secret Strategy Revealed

  13. cyndi

    Ha, Beth, she does make some beautiful kids 😉 So sorry to hear how close the freaks were to you – be safe!

    cyndis last blog post..GIVE it up!

  14. DeeMarie

    Did you hear about the Walmart Manager who was trampled and killed when he opened the store on Friday morning? People are sick.
    Glad you’re feeling better!!!

    DeeMaries last blog post..Let’s Do the Math

  15. Ferd

    I notice you have a tag cloud on your side bar. If you had one just for today, it would read something like “robbery, demanded money, fucking asshole, what the fuck, birth control, monster, inhuman, well-wishers, also.” That’s… a really interesting post!!

    Glad you slept a little!

  16. Kia (Good Enough Mama)

    See? Further proof for my theory that people suck big, huge, hairy donkey balls.

    Kia (Good Enough Mama)s last blog post..Rocking the Normal

  17. carrie

    Dude…. that is sooo wrong. All of it. Random violence freaks me.

    carries last blog post..DONE!

  18. Michelle

    How awful! I really don’t understand that kind of cruelty. I hope the employee is ok. 🙁

    Michelles last blog post..I’ve Never Written a Holiday Newsletter

  19. Sprite's Keeper

    Yep, that title is completely true. What IS wrong with people? The way some people just have no consideration for LIFE is just sick.

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post..Learner’s Permit

  20. Katie

    That’s freaking scary, and very very sad. What the HELL? Life is not a video game.

    Katies last blog post..If you were a tiny baby still inside an egg, I’d eat you up

  21. cape cod Gal

    I got you beat on that one. Just one mile from my house a conservation area just got closed because it is a gay cruising ground. Go figure!

  22. Melissa likes to Ramble

    Not only is the economy bad, but people get allll kind of stupid when the holidays hit. I guess it’s just a stressful time of year. Oh yeah, and people need to find their drug money somehow, since they have to buy their kids something for Christmas.

    Melissa likes to Rambles last blog post..My Creepy Baby

  23. Zip n Tizzy

    I agree… too close for comfort.
    These stories are always that much scarier when you can put a face on them.

    Hope your family is feeling better.

  24. Toni

    Yep, people are crazy and evil!!! Scary scary!

    Tonis last blog post..Meet My Friends Monday – 1st Edition

  25. Kat Olivares@MotherFonker

    hi case… hope the family’s feeling better now?

    ive been having the starties of the sore throat for several weeks now, so i keep poppin them double dose vitamin Cs for sev weeks now too. and ur supposed to just take 2-dose for 3 days when u feel like ur coming down w something, then drink 1 dose for days 4,5,6,7…

    i havent been slurping anti-histamines but it was subbed by vitamin c. geck..

    Kat Olivares@MotherFonkers last blog post..Kiddie books for mom

  26. Jonny's Mommy

    People are totally idiots! Why do they have to do stuff like this? I swear! I hope the clerk makes it! Why the heck shoot him/her when they did what they were asked. Makes no sense. The good thing is that when the jackass gets caught he/she will be charged with attempted murder on top of armed robbery. These are felonies and it will screw him up for life.

    Jonny’s Mommys last blog post..I want to lose weight because . . .

  27. Jonny's Mommy

    People are totally idiots! Why do they have to do stuff like this? I swear! I hope the clerk makes it! Why the heck shoot him/her when they did what they were asked. Makes no sense. The good thing is that when the jackass gets caught he/she will be charged with attempted murder on top of armed robbery. These are felonies and it will screw him up for life.

  28. Krystal

    Nobody will ever understand the negativity and evil that plagues our world. It is scary that this is where we chose to raise our children. We just have to have some glimmer of hope for humanity. If we lose just that smallest ounce of hope, all is lost.

    Krystals last blog post..Update on Baby Alex

  29. Lola

    Sadly, there’s more of this happening every day. Yeah, take the money, but don’t kill the people working for minimum wage for crapsake. They’re just trying to make an honest living.

    Just visiting via CCG, and I like what I see…

    Lolas last blog post..And I Thought She Just Wanted Me To Dance…

  30. Cat

    Holy christ, what is wrong with people? Between this and the Walmart fiascos on Black Friday, I am ::this:: close to giving up on humanity myself. Dude, I’m broke. You’re broke. We’re ALL broke. That doesn’t make it ok to ROB AND SHOOT people. Seriously, get a blog and bitch to total strangers. It makes me feel so much better, and will almost surely keep me from armed robbery.

    Cats last blog post..Attn: Complaint Department

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