The Local Trib has reported that a 32-year old Glen Ellyn, IL man, Michael Yarbrough, was fired from his job this week after punching his ex-boss. You can read the whole article in the link, but the gist is – Michael returned to work after a 2 month stint with a broken leg, was told to “SHUT UP” after being told how poorly his work was on his first day back, brought into the back office and scolded more.
He replied with what any of us would have said – “You’re lucky we’re on the clock.” His female boss said, “What are you going to do? Hit a girl?” He said what we all want to say, “yes.” He was promptly fired, and did what EVERY PERSON READING THIS wants to do. He punched her in head and then socked his other boss in the face before walking out.
While I can’t speak for everyone on the MRR writing staff, I personally would like to stand up and say “WAY TO GO, MICHAEL!” You have enough conviction to do what we all need to start doing. Not the specific act of punching someone or even attacking someone… it’s the retribution that is deserved that is what is needed in this country. There aren’t enough people standing up for what they believe in and what they believe is right and just.
We live amongst people who bitch and complain and bitch and whine and bitch and do nothing more than just take it. Gas prices are high? We bitch. We do NOTHING. Government steals money form us, eliminates OUR social security, and tells us they’ll allow us to have some money from it when it’s rightfully ours to begin with? We bitch. We do NOTHING. Someone tells you off to your face and fires you for speaking your mind? We bitch. One man stands up and does the right thing. He doesn’t do it in the middle of the store with customers, he does it behind closed doors, just like our politicians.
My only complaint is he should have hit them harder.
Morale of the story? Don’t treat people like shit, you won’t get punched in the face.