All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Girls with Guns

I have a problem with telling someone they can't or shouldn't have a certain job.  I realize that my reaction is purely irrational.  Of course some people shouldn't have some jobs.  It's a bad idea to do some things if you want to enjoy a specific outcome.  That said, it's a shame that our society has come to the place where my first reaction to this story was, "good glad she had a gun", and my second reaction was, "why is a girl delivering pizza's in Atlanta, is she crazy?".

Papa John’s delivery driver shoots robbery suspect
"She arrived at the location and a male began approaching the vehicle she thought was there to pick up the pizza," Capt. Stephen Fore with the DeKalb County Police Department said. "When he got to her he produced a handgun and forced her out of the vehicle and on to the ground."
Fore said she had her own handgun in her pocket and was able to reach for it and shoot the suspect.
For the record, this is the best possible outcome for this situation.  Bad guy down.  Good girl still alive and in one piece.  Unfortunately the story won't end here with a much deserved "happily ever after".   There are going to be consequences, the police are going to "investigate".  There might be civil or criminal proceedings against her.  Then there is this:
Young talked to the delivery driver’s mother by phone.
She said that her daughter is still in shock, shaken and scared about the encounter. Her daughter is now hoping she can keep her job.
Her family is scared she may lose her job because she was carrying a gun at work, even though the gun may have saved her life. 
It's apparently against the rules to carry a gun at work.  I understand why an employer would have such a rule, liability.  I also understand why a employer would chose to ignore enforcing such a rule in this instance.  Actually there are two reasons, good and common sense. 


  1. WaterBoy3:33 PM

    There have been many cases of employees fired for fighting back, even with NO gun. It is a liability issue, and they can't afford to not enforce it lest it come back again in the future to bite them on the posterior. Especially if it's a locally-owned franchise -- the corporation would end up revoking their franchise license if they did not comply with corporated policies. End of business.

    No, it does not make any sense. But that has been the case in this country for decades, and it's only going to get worse.

  2. Susan8:57 AM

    I was very happy to read last week that the pizza parlor owner is standing by the girl and she won't lose her job. I hope the place gets more business than they can handle now.