In Which I Become a Grumpy Old Man

Recently, I saw something that really made me think.

It was a small sticker that was distributed by the City of Rochester (or some organization called SNUG Rochester).

It said 'Stop Killing.  Don't Shoot.  Report Disputes and Get Help Now.'

First, I questioned if the campaign's target audience (I made a joke son, you're not laughing) would be able to READ said sticker.

Second, is this what it's come to?  I don't want to be one of those grumpy old men who tell you how much better it was in my day (and I'm not trying to brag), but we didn't need a sticker to tell us not to shoot someone else.  We just didn't do it. 

It's a sad commentary.  I realize the good old days really weren't (just ask gays or blacks or the Italians or the Irish or the Chinese or....... although things are still pretty crappy for Athiests and Gypsies as we're the only two groups that can still be marginalized), but maybe, just maybe, we had something right....

-Zjabs (Rochester's Official Columnist)

© 2012 Zjabs - 4/2/12

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