Family. Gotta love’em. No matter what, when the chips are down, your family will always be there for you; providing emotional support, encouragement, helping you through the tough times, helping you move stuff, etc…
But, let’s look closer at some of that. Sometimes, your family moves your stuff whether you want them to or not; sometimes they move you.
Sometimes, family distracts you while their no-good, shiftless boyfriend tries to break into your house and steal your guns while armed with a crochet hook; which is what happened.
A man’s 19 year-old neice showed up on his doorstep with an unknown male accomplice, 27, an asked if he would let them stay with him for the night. Feeling something wasn’t right, the homeowner, 57, refused.
The niece returned later, apparently alone. She distracted the homeowner while her accomplice attempted to crawl through a back window, armed with a crochet hook, which he intended to use to force the homeowner’s compliance.
A crochet hook? Seriously? What was he planning to do, rug him to death? Hook him?
Well, in all honesty, he was most likely going to stab the homeowner with it…somehow. Not that crochet hooks are the easiest things to grip.
Tweedle-Ditz and Tweedle-Dumbass REALLY didn’t think this one through and, as a result, Tweedle-Ditz is sitting in a jail cell and Tweedle-Dumbass is on a ventilator in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Specifically, they didn’t think about the fact that they were attempting to rob a man armed with a handgun using only drug-addict wiles and a textiles implement. Not a smart combination.
What can we learn here?
As philosopher-prince Nick Hexum said in the mid-90’s, “You’ve got to trust your instincts…” The homeowner did and it saved him from a vicious textiling/stabbing.
Sometimes you have to take a step back from the concept of “family” and see the damage a person intends you.