Monday, June 3, 2013
Wasting money battling life's losers...
Sometime today a home security company will send a representative to my house where I will proceed to shell out a boatload of money to have a home protection/monitoring system installed.
This is on top of the money I have already spent this weekend on timing switches for our lights.
That is on top of taking my 12-gauge shotgun out from under my bed and placing it in an area where I can get to it faster.
That is on top of a very unenjoyable talk I had to have with my sons about how to defend their mother if I am ever away when some thug tries to enter our home.
Why all the fuss?
It is pretty simple.
I used to live in the Central Florida equivalent of Mayberry, North Carolina. Dirt roads, friendly people and a slow, quiet lifestyle.
A few weeks ago, three homes within a half mile or less or our house were burglarized.
Shortly after than, our neighbor about 150 yards behind us had a break in while he was napping.
Three days ago, our neighbor across the street - about 30 yards away had the same happen to her.
When I talked to the police who were working her case I found myself realizing what my brother - the Chief of Police in a major midwestern town told me. "Jack, the police always show up after the fact..."
That being the case, I now have to spend my hard-earned money to do something about "before the fact", or "during the fact".
And that has caused something "funny" to dawn on me.
First, I wonder if the losers who are robbing people of their property in town have jobs doing something productive somewhere else and simply rob people to supplement travel plans or the purchase of better health care plans?
I wonder what the odds are that in addition to robbing people of their property these thugs live in part off of those same people in the form of foodstamps and welfare?
High odds, I would venture to say.
I wonder, if I end up shooting one of them some day, if (should they not die) my taxes will be used to pay for their recovery while in the hospital?
Yes, that is true too.
Isn't it just a little ironic that for those of us who work hard every day to earn money we end up first having our money taken by force so that losers can eat and have a roof over their heads, only to have those ungrateful jerks then break into our homes and cars and businesses so they can have even more of our stuff?
A good friend of mine in Tennessee once told me about a buddy of his who worked two jobs and many hours every day to take care of his family.
Someone was telling his buddy about this or that program that was "needed" to help the poor.
His buddy said, "To h... with the poor! What did they ever do for me?"