April 28, 2003

Your life, or ear, may not be worth it

A robber cut off a woman's ear because she refused to give up her earrings.

How often is a person killed or seriously injured because they refuse to give their material possessions to someone who demands them at the point of a weapon? You can bet my tombstone will never say "Here Lies Tiger - who gave his life so that he did not have to hand over his wallet to an armed gunman." I once had a friend who provided me with the best philosophy to deal with my material wealth:

If they still make it and you can still buy it, you can never lose it.
Of course, those earrings probably had some sentimental value to that lady. Attaching too much sentiment to material objects can be hazardous to your health.

Posted by Tiger at April 28, 2003 01:05 PM