February 15, 2009
By Donald Starver
There are certain things in this life that just require action. It would be inhuman to not act under these circumstances.
One such occasion is if another man hits your wife, mom, or sister. If that happens, then it’s on. There is a man law that says that violence is the appropriate response. And if you bust a cap in that man’s @$$, then nobody is really going to blame you.
But there is another crime that is equally as heinous, equally untenable, that is seldom discussed. The mere thought of it makes our blood boil. That’s why it is so seldom spoken of. Yet speak of it we must.
The situation that I am referring to is one that most of us are familiar with. We’ve all been out at 3:00AM driving our cars in a state of semi-intoxication, and stopped at a public restroom to relieve ourselves, only to discover that the lazy, no good, convenience store attendant has failed to refill the paper towels in the restroom. Gasp! The horror!
Pittsburgh Steelers’ kicker Jeff Reed recently found himself in that situation, and he did exactly what any of us would have done. He resorted to violence. He first took out his frustration on the paper towel holder. After all, an empty paper towel dispenser deserves to be destroyed. After that, he proceeded to give the guilty store attendant a verbal bludgeoning. Would any of us have done any less?
Because of the heroic actions of Jeff Reed, I can rest assured that there will be paper towels in the local Sheetz the next time I am heading home from the strip club in the middle of the night.
Way to go, Jeff. You’re both a hero and a role model. NOT!
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