Sunday, September 26, 2004

The high cost of beer

For all the jokes I make about my love of beer, there's just nothing funny about this.



The manager of this small market/liqour store was stabbed and killed by a man who tried to steal a beer. A beer?



People from the neighborhood were delivering candles and flowers while we were putting together the story.



A wife loses a husband, children lose their father, a man loses his brother. All this pain over a beer. I know the good in the world outweighs the bad, but the bad always seems so much worse.

9 comments:

gemmak said...

A completely needless loss...very tragic.

C. Fish said...

This is why in the many years of retail I've worked, including management, I never question when told, "If robbed let them go, let them have anything they want, it's not worth a life."

A grocery store manager in Des Moines a few years ago lost his life the same way over a packet of cigarettes.

:( Tragic, senseless. My prayers go out to the family of this man.

Ruby in Paradise said...

That makes me sick to my stomach! I agree with the above comment, ONE beer is not worth giving your life for. However, I can imagine when something like that happens you feel so violated, that it would be tempting to put up a fight. I wish the family well.

Anonymous said...

This is just senseless.

beFrank said...

Just remember, the only way to fight stupidity is with intelligence. I don't want anything like this to ever happen, but we have to make sure that those around us don't travel this path. Some people will be able to more and will affect a wider circle. Some people will only be able to do less. If we all do what we can, we will make the world better than this.

Jack's Shack said...

"If we all do what we can, we will make the world better than this."

Part of the problem is the inability of some people to accept what they can do. Not everyone can be president, Michael Jordan or Van Gogh.

It is a hard lesson, but it is important to accept who you are and to be the best you that you can be. Whatever that is.

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