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Entries in snowshovel (1)
A story on YahooNews.com (originally airing on Channel 2 News, Chicago) tells the tale of a Chi Town man who is in possession of video that portrays what he claims is a neighbor lady stealing his snow shovel yesterday, or at least simply borrowing it and possibly not returning it. And he actually decided that the best thing to do was bury the lady's car in snow with his snow blower; because he believed himself to have been slighted to the point that revenge was justifiable. (YahooNews.com)
However, it appears now - as more of the story comes out - that the tool was later found leaning against his garage. But that is not really the issue. What is important is that the man actually moved to aggression rather than conflict. Proving himself to be a coward. The logical response is to confront the woman and ask did she need anything more, or did the shovel help? And then politely ask where she left it.
Given that this author does not appear to be able to access the realms of petty, deplorable sub-human behavior that currently appears to exist in a significant number of people's psyches these days, it comes as quite a shock that anyone would go to the lengths that this person did, simply to satisfy their own hatred.
Self-centered and pitiful acts such as vandalism and other reprisals do not do anything but promote depraved animosities which will do little more than add fuel to the flame, and thereby increase the likelihood that such incidences will occur, and in an escalated fashion. The actions by the man were extremely narrow-minded and disturbing, not to mention juvenile.
Even worse, is the fact that his prank has been aired on national television over and over again throughout the day, and appears to be something that, not only is the allegedly slighted "Mr. Moody" proud of, is also being viewed as a laudable "tit for tat".
Truly, this has got to be one of the more sick display's of waning human compunction since Michael Vick was caught abusing poor, defenseless animals for his own twisted pleasure. Oh, and a little crass cab-fare to boot. Of course, he then lied his hat off about it to save his own hide, but what would one expect from such an individual?
This author is a proud ex-Illinois resident who lived in the "City of Big Shoulders" for years, and was often impressed with the way people would show various facets of a generous and tolerant nature in such situations. But this man exuded that sentiment in no way whatever. What a shame.
I will not go so far as to name the pompous, prissy self-professed puissant who obviously wouldn't know a real man if it bit him. But I will say that he is fortunate a more protective pragmatist was not there to witness him bury the woman's vehicle, or he would not have been allowed to sit and gloat while the poor lady struggled in the freezing weather for seven hours, digging her car out. Because he would likely have been persuaded to do it himself, by this conscientious character; who, incidentally, would also have assisted him with his educational chore, and then shook his hand and requested that he try to please think a bit more clearly the next time his anger gets the better of him.
Story on Channel 2 News,Chicago. Found on Yahoonews.com @ . http://news.yahoo.com/video/chicagocbs2-15750637/snow-revenge-caught-on-video-24111655