Cause the point of the story is to do it to someone you really know, not someone who is not close to you...
But, see, there is this point too:
Many, many times I read about child-molesters and other monsters amongst us, and I live in fear that something like that could, God forbid, happen to my kid, or wife.
And I thought to myself a million times what horrible things I would do to someone who would hurt my family.
But, would I hurt the others in his life?
Why is his/her brother/sister/mother/daughter/son to be punished for something he/she did?
How did they deserve it?
Like in the other story, " A Good Marriage " the BTK killer " came up, and how the real life`s BTK killers wife Paula never knew anything about the monster that Dennis Rader was and is.
Why is she to suffer for something he did?
Do you punish the innocent ones for something somebody else has done, just to make him/her feel bad?
What about them? What evil have they done?
Dear Uncle Stevie, thanks you once again..it`s always food for thought with you, Sai.
Yeah. I know a guy. Brought me down. A Low Man with a beaming voice and a perfectly fake smile. I got away, but that distasteful anchor is still tugging on me, dauging me down. I don't read the local paper much these days, but I always read the bottom of the front page, hoping to see his name in the Obit Notice. If I outlive him, I will attend his funeral and place a single red rose on his grave. In that scenario, I hope that I can contain my happy tears until I walk away from the few other folks in attendance.
I liked the "Fair Extension" story. It was a fair extension of the "Thinner" pie.
I also stated there's two people I would like to see suffering caused to--and for very good reason--but I would never entertain the idea if it meant hurting those around them, as that is unfair. Yet if I was assured they would be the ONLY ones hurt then I would sign on the dotted line without a flicker of hesitation. Then I'd pull up a chair, get some pop corn, and sit back to watch/enjoy the show.
Maybe then I didn`t understand this part...Quote:
" But it can`t be just anyone. The old anonymous sacrifice has been tried, and it doesn`t work. It has to be someone you hate. Is there someone you hate, Mr Streeter? "
" If you mean in my personal life....."
" I suppose I hate Tom Goodhugh..."
" Who is he in your life ? "
Streeter sighed. " My best friend since grammar school...
" This is excellent, Mr Streeter" he said. " We can do buisness"
( SK - FDNS, " Fair extension )
Srbo, I understand what you're asking AND saying...yes, I DO know quite a few-both at work and in the community...I would-without remorse, hurt THEM as long and hard as I possibly could...and by "extension" family that had caused or enabled their behavior, but not the innocent...I don't fancy myself Judge, Jury or Executioner-but when it comes to those that hurt, maim and destroy little ones-I would pull the trigger, flip the switch, drop the trapdoor etc, without compunction and I make no apology for it...