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.