Free Advice of the Day
...don’t throw golfballs at meth-heads.
Via Rachel Lucas.
UPDATE: From the comments to the above-linked post:
It never ceases to amaze me that people don’t understand that there are Laws and then there are The Rules.
The Law may say that nobody had a right to shoot the little twerp. And the Law is certainly right, in the sense that that is the template for Society that I would want to live with.
Nevertheless, The Rules still exist, and you forget them at your immediate peril.
The Rules are that if you assault enough people, sooner or later you run into an angry man with a gun.
The Law may protect your right to protest a war in the most scurrilous term possible.
The Rules are that if you choose to do so at the funeral of a fallen soldier, the odds are good that some of his grieving comrades will clean your clock. Pity THAT doesn’t seem to have happened…..yet.
The Rules have no pity. The Rules admit of no mitigating circumstances. The Rules are that if you shoot of your mouth about Harley Davidsons in a biker bar you are cruising for a bruising.
The Rules say that if you call somebody’s mama a whore, you had better be ready for a fight. Regardless of WHAT the Law might say.
Want to grow up in one piece? Learn what The Rules are, and break them only deliberately, understanding the risks you are running.
I have only limited sympathy for the boy’s parents; they raised a young thug who was killed because he started a fight with an even bigger thug.
The Rule in this case is dead simple; Don’t bring a golf ball to a gun fight.Posted by C. S. P. Schofield on October 24th, 2007 at 9:59 pm