Eventually the Shmata Queen will get back around to read this and I can tell her the 198 texts she sent me while writing this are why it is relatively short.
Not really complaining because the conversation and information is important.
We’re exchanging thoughts, ideas and information about the hostage crisis here which we both experienced though in slightly different ways.
Neither of us were physically there but we were on the livestream and had it not been for Covid there is no guarantee that we could have been or not been there when the terrorist showed up.
It is disconcerting and infuriating that this happened yet again and that we expect there to be another incident.
Certainly we hope that is not the case, but prudence and experience dictates that preparations need to be made for ourselves and the institutions we support, believe in and attend.
Put Anger Aside
I told the kids to remember in a crisis situation we need to put anger aside and be smart. We need to do our best to be logical, rational and deliberate in our actions.
Let emotion drive you during such things and bad stuff can happen. I also told them not to expect to be automatons or that I expect them to be such.
Irks me to no end, but I operate in reality as the world is and push to build the world we want to live in while recognizing the one we are actually in.
Be angry after. Use it to motivate you to take necessary actions, but prepare and try eliminate, reduce and avoid the problems up front as best you can.
It is a sad statement, but important.