Danny’s World: A Little Scare Yesterday

Danny's iphone 120A couple times per week Evelina works at a small women’s boutique here in town.  It’s a neat gig because she gets a discount on the clothes which she loves because they carry things she’ll never see anyone else wearing. Anyway, last night she went in to work the store for a couple hours and I get a phone call from her.  One of the girls was attacked by a lady who was attempting to steal a couple dresses and was hit in the face and neck about 20 times.

The girl was taken to the hospital and checked out, then released.  She has some bruising on her face but no cuts or permanent damage.  The police stayed at the store for the remainder of the evening and eventually reported they caught the attacker.

I worked retail for over 7 years and I can tell you I saw everything.  The first thing you learn working retail is people are crazy.  It’s just a matter of time before you see the next level of craziness.

I’m glad this girl is okay, but it has me wondering if Evelina should continue.  After all, is a discount really worth it?

34 thoughts on “Danny’s World: A Little Scare Yesterday

  1. You can’t let fear stop you from doing something you enjoy. I understand the concern. I worked retail for a number of years too and believe me there are some nuts out there especially around the holidays. I’m glad the other girl is ok and your wife is safe.

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  2. I left retail because of the long hours, almost no time off for holidays, and the craziness that comes with customers and thieves. I pray I never have to go back. I’m glad the young lady is okay. Hopefully, your wife will be safe from this moment forward. Craziness is everywhere. It’s unavoidable.

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  3. Unfortunately so much today in our world has become so unstable. There is craziness everywhere. Road Rage, Shopping, Schools, (teachers have been attacked). There is just so much anger and frustration. I am glad that your wife is safe.

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  4. So scary, especially when it hits so close to home. I’m glad the girl is ok, and Evelina too. Maybe they’ll have more security on a permanent basis. Hopefully this was a one-time incident. It’s a shock when something like this happens.

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  5. That’s a really rare case. I have worked in retail as well and seen too much. But you can’t stop doing things you enjoy because “something might happen”, it’s not a way to live. Just be cautious and they should all discuss a plan for anything fishy from here on out.

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      • It’s sad really. People like that get in this downward spiral and some never come out of it. She’ll get tossed into a prison system which will more than likely turn her more violent. It’s a vicious cycle.

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      • That says a lot about the judicial system and how we view drug addiction. It’s not a crime, it’s a disease. And it’s just asking an addict to feel worse about themselves and come ou of jail wanting to self medicate again because the underlying problems were never solved.

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      • What other options are there when you come out? You have to disclose it even though you’ve paid your time and no one will hire you or rent you an apartment. It’s not réhabilitation it’s lifelong punishment. You are forever branded an outcast. Now I’m not talking about crimes like murder or pedophilia but misdemeanors or lower class felonies.

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      • I see how other countries handle it and I have to say it is way more humane, looking forward and towards bettering your life. But then so is their society on the whole. They realize having one part of society doing poorly means that they are doing poorly on the whole.

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