Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A story since you've been good!

OK! A deep cleansing breath. Picture yourself in a field of wildflowers, the sound of a trickling stream nearby. A warm day with a slight breeze. The sounds and scents of nature surround you and you just woke up from a refreshing nap. You take a sip of a satisfying drink. You are happy and smiling for no reason.

Suddenly! you hear the roar of an engine! You suddenly smell the stench of an exhaust. You  hear yelling and you see a four wheel drive pickup with four drunks tearing across the field. They are digging up the grass and wild flowers as they spin out . They throw bags of trash out of the back of the pickup truck as they pass you. They laugh and give you the finger as they speed away!

Trash thrown out of a moving car!

Now your blood pressure is high! You have a throbbing headache. You are hot with anger and frustration. You want to kill somebody! Why do people have to behave that way you ask yourself? You try and make sense of it but it is senseless and that is the whole point. Destroying beauty, disrupting peace, disregard for others, anger and rage. Welcome to the real world!

I know! Perhaps prayer will help. People have been praying for thousands of years and the behavior of humanity hasn't gotten any better. Every generation produces an abundance of bullies and savages. Jails are full of people who show no regard for others. Killers, rapists, thieves. We need better laws! you cry out! People who do these things have no respect for the law. The law is useless. It provides for punishment "afterwards". Laws don't prevent crime. Never have, and I suspicion they never will!

ALTERNATE ENDING!

They throw bags of trash out of the back of the pickup truck as they pass you. You reach over and grab your Glock 22 gen 3 .40 S & W semi auto pistol with 15 round clip , swing around and take aim. The first 3 rounds hits the radiator, windshield and right front tire. The driver loses control and the truck rolls over throwing the occupants out of the back. You walk over casually and shoot each one in the head to put them out of their misery! In a few minutes peace is restored! 😀

12 comments:

  1. mmmm. Someone toss a trash bag out of there pickup once and couldn't find a plate on it...So I post it on facebook and hopeful who every did it was found out.
    Law don't prevent crimes our choices does...Coffee is on

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    1. Law without heavy penalties and enforcement is a joke. You have to make bad people behave and sometimes you need to execute a few so the others get the message.

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  2. Idiots who consider the property of others, and indeed the world, their garbage dump and site for recreational ruin are not improved by alternative endings. Their lives have never begun. Executing them won't help because they don't really know what it is to be alive. People who buy 4WD vehicles in the suburbs and immediately compromise the mufflers are not living in the 1st place --they're just getting up each day and roaring around.

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    1. If I had my way, everyone would be given 3 chances to be polite and behave in a civil manner. IF they refused, I would have them executed and composted so something could benefit from their existence. To many excuses for bad behavior. To much tolerance in my view. You want a civilization, get rid of the barbarians. If you don't want to kill them, at least have them sterilized so they cannot contaminate the gene pool any worse than they have already.

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  3. It seems like the youngsters these days are worst than they ever were when I was a 20 something. Maybe it just seems that way to me but it sure does. I think I like your alternative ending better.

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    1. I know men in their 50's who behave like this! They bred and raised another generation of barbarians to carry on. Society doesn't need any more savages. We have plenty!

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    2. Good grief, I can't even imagine acting like that let alone being my age and acting like that. I live in a bad neighborhood with very interesting *weird* neighbors but at least I've never seen them do something like this.

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    3. I'm afraid I have an extremely low opinion of humanity. I have seen them at their worst. They beat their wives, molest their daughters, and bully the weak. Many are sub human, dangerous and predatory. We don't have a civilization. That is wishful thinking.....

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  4. Hemingway ain't got nothing on you...great short story. Thank you!!

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  5. It's a damn shame, but i truly believe some folks simply need killin'. Without civility and common decency toward each other, all is lost...

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    1. I wish I didn't agree with you, but I do!

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