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  •  Many years ago I worked with a man (2+ / 0-)
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    who ran the anchor leg  an a four hundred meter dash relay team that set a Texas high school record. When I worked with him he was in his early thirties, was very fit, and rode competitively in Texas bicycle races. We were working in Salem, Oregon installing some software for a large HMO. One morning at breakfast I mentioned that we had missed him at dinner the night before. He replied that he had worked late and as he was crossing the city park that separated the work site from our hotel he had been mugged. He said that a man had approached him and pulled out a large knife and demanded his money. We asked what happened. He said, "I ran away."

    We all laughed as we pictured the mugger standing there helplessly as our sprinter friend dashed into the gloom.

    I wonder what would have happened if his mugger had had a gun.

    Might and Right are always fighting, in our youth it seems exciting. Right is always nearly winning, Might can hardly keep from grinning. -- Clarence Day

    by hestal on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 07:29:23 AM PDT

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