16 February 2016

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This was an ugly day.

I don't want to go through the details, as there's no point in me getting upset all over again. Let's just say I've been dealing with the emotional aftermath of last week's robbery in the pharmacy.

A few employees in the building have decided to work themselves into a state, as the old saying used to go, imagining all the things that could have gone wrong.

But none of them did, you see. The robber, who was observed to be quite high on something-or-other, was in and out so quickly that he didn't have time to do more than grab a few things, flash a pistol while demonstrating that he had no idea how to handle it safely, and run back out.

Meanwhile, all the Nervous Nellies are getting the vapors over what might have been, and demanding that the building itself should hire armed guards.

My suggestion that if they want security in their own spaces, they should hire their own guards, left them in a tizzy. Several are writing to my supervisor as I type this, to complain about my poor attitude.

And here I said I wasn't going to get into it. Oh well.

Retirement's looking better than ever.


ProudHillbilly said...

$#!+ happens. And if he was high there's a good chance guards wouldn't have registered. They could have died in a car accident on they way into work, too, but they didn't.

Rev. Paul said...

PH - agreed, and I pointed out things like that this morning. Didn't help, because it didn't agree with the woman's preconceived notions. Heck: if the National Guard had been deployed in the parking lot, maybe the guy would have picked a different building. :)

Ed Bonderenka said...

The guards would not have been armed.
And maybe shot.
Seeing that sticks with you.

OK, you get some prayers.

Rev. Paul said...

That's definitely a possibility, Ed. I'll gladly receive those prayers, by the way. Thank you.

drjim said...

They have no common sense.

Don't beat yourself up over it.

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Jim.

Old NFO said...

You can't win against hysteria... Just chalk it up and move on.

Murphy's Law said...

People are going to vent and blame others when they feel powerless. Not your fault, and nothing personal. Don't let it go to you.

Rev. Paul said...

NFO & ML - I know, I know. It's been awhile, and kind of caught me off-guard. Thanks for slapping me back to reality, I guess. :)

Guffaw in AZ said...

Freedom and Personal Responsibility!
It can be hard work, and requires thought and effort.

Many people would rather be serfs or slaves...



Rev. Paul said...

Guffaw, it's obvious (at least to me) that the pharmacy owner is an entitlement queen, and thinks everyone else owes her something. Makes me wonder how long the business will stay afloat before it founders at Decision Reef & Responsibility Rock.