While reading this morning’s newspaper…
yes, I still get a real paper newspaper…
I had my mind boggled.
There was a story about two people who were walking down a busy street by a city park at 3:30 in the afternoon. A car driven by a woman with two men in it stopped and a man with a gun got out of the car and forced the two people to give him their phone. The man got back in the car and they drove away. There were witnesses who called 911 and comforted the two people who were robbed until the sheriff’s deputy got there. The deputy took the witnesses and victim’s statements then took the victims home.
I know this kind of stuff happens all the time and it is shocking to think people are robbed at gunpoint at any time. Somehow it is more shocking when it is on a busy street in broad daylight. Now here is the mind-boggling part,
The people who were robbed at gunpoint were two girls, 11 and 12 years old!
The thieves are still at large.
Probably feeling big and brave and smart.
Obviously, they are small and cowardly and stupid.
I am sooooooooooo bored. What can I say? Mama is not paying me any attention. That makes her boring. Plus she hasn’t been on the computer which is weird. She says she needs a break because she has stuff to do. As far as I can tell that means she eats and reads…all the time. Oh, she has a to-do list. So far one thing of a gazillion has been marked off.
She said I could write this update. I had to threaten her with not nice scratches. Anyway, she said to tell you she will be back on April 1. I think that’s something called April Fool’s Day for people. I don’t think she is a Fool but I’ve been wrong about her before…like the time she oh so generously put treats in the cage…but that’s a story for another time.
Hope your days are better than what’s not going on here. I gotta go now Teddy is eating and that means he will eat everything in his bowl and mine!
I have been thinking about the news and it has led to this rant.
I haven’t had a TV in years so I don’t get any of that news. I don’t like listening to talk on the radio so no news there for me. I do get the local newspaper but not especially for the news. I get the newspaper for the comics, puzzles, ads, obits and social info.
So far, I have gotten along quite nicely not knowing in detail what’s going on in the world. I have a neighbor who is concerned about my lack of news interest. He watches TV news all the time, listens to news radio when in the car and gets several newspapers every day. I am concerned that he will lose his mind or have a stroke from news overload.
It’s not like I live in a cave or with blinders on. I am not oblivious to what is going on around me. I do read headlines and listen to others talk about what’s happening in the world. I am aware of politics, wars, the economy, taxes, health issues, gangs, environment and ecology concerns, celebrities and their messes, and the list goes on. I just prefer to put those things lower on my news meter.
Really, there is good news out there but you have to search for it. Maybe if the good news was the lead story, headlines, page one news, then the bad news wouldn’t take over our thinking and there would be less ugly news events happening to report. I know there will be those who read this who will be appalled and think me stupid to be so out of tune with the news. But then I am often appalled at what is considered news-worthy and that it gets so much attention. End of rant.