In Defense of the Workplace

In the grand scheme of things, it is a true observation that the majority of Americans live such cozy and insulated lives that they will never have to discover whether or not they are cowards. There are some, however, for whom that does not hold, who find themselves thrust into situations where they have to act. Here is how the Miami Herald described one such event at a Florida Burger King: The bloody event unfolded about 4 p.m. Tuesday at the restaurant at Northeast 54th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. It was a time, employees said, when it is usually crowded with schoolchildren and people getting out of work early. The robber entered wearing a ski mask. He approached a clerk, showed his gun and demanded money, said Miami police spokesman Jeff Giordano. A customer eyed him and the two started arguing. The customer had a concealed-weapons permit and his gun -- and the two exchanged gunfire. The robber crumpled to the floor and was pronounce... [Read Full Article]