Apr 24, 2009

His lawn. Get off it.

Most who know me well understand that I'm a news junkie. On my way to work I'll listen to NPR and then unwind at the end of the day with some commentary from Chris Matthews on our nation's body politic and Obama love. Of course I read some obscure, funny, and often bizarre stories brought to the public by Fark. It's my reality television.

Some of the reporting I hear angers me, such as the current nuclear situation with Iran and North Korea, so after hearing enough about the worlds problems I'll tune into fluff pieces and human interest stories. One particular kind of news event really cheers me up when I'm feeling low and that happened in my area.

A good Samaritan in Tacoma saw a car on the side of the road that looked to be broken down. The 80 something man pulled over to offer assistance only to be attacked by the two occupants of the vehicle. The WWII veteran decided to do the right thing and kick the living crap out of them before they fled. Officers got a description of the two from an eyewitness and informed the old man that they were caught as he was lying in a hospital tending his wounds.

I love it when crooks get their comeuppance by the geriatric set. Seriously every time I hear a story like this I just smile. Harassing the elderly is about as low as one can get, but that generation lived through a world war and a depression. They are not to be trifled with.

I sometimes wonder how our pansy generation will be when we get old. Soft are we today with our excuses not to be fit and our constant worship of mildly watchable television. When we get old the young will prey on us like vultures. We'll call ourselves the victims of miscreant youth, but we'll only have ourselves to blame.

"When I opened the door, he started toward me and I kicked him in the balls," - Ted Mazetier

Don't you mess with grandpa, sonny


wigsf said...

Our generation won't live to be 80. We'll are start kicking the bucket around 65. We're not strong enough, mentally, to age. Besides, with being in so much debt because our parents will outnumber us and they'll be retired, it will be up to us to provide the nation's wealth. That is something we are completely incapable of doing, so we'll be working 80 hours a week just to keep the bare necessities available as we'll be providing for our parents and our children simultaneously. Stress will kill us all.

Miss Ash said...

That's an awful (but in the end awesome) story!

I can't believe I'm going to say this as I'm only 31 but the youth of today are not what they used to be. They are soooo dependent on technology, they think that the world owes them something and they clearly have no respect for anyone. It's sad :(

Mattbear said...

That's why we need to start us a fight club. Toughen up some.

"When a guy started Fight Club, he was made outta cookie dough. After six weeks, he was carved outta wood."

JLee said...

hehe...good for him! I remember a story last year of a couple who was burglarized and the guy attacked them when surprised. They basically beat the guy to death with bats or something crazy! I felt bad someone died, but hell...those old people kicked ass.

rawbean said...

I like the tags for this post.

Way to show respect for the elderly. It's funny you should post this because the other day I was walking along and I saw a cute little old couple go into a condo where i want to live one day - and I was like "the were probably cool.....wait why can't they still be cool??"

I want young people to respect me at that age so I should do it now!

Claire said...

Old people kick ass. In this case, literally.