A lump of coal.
A lump of coal to the neighbor who “didn’t want to get involved” when the victim of assault, home invasion, and car theft came to their home seeking to call 911, as recently reported in The Gazette.
Nearly two years ago someone was mugged; stabbed, beaten, and left for dead on the lawn of a Good Samaritan’s home on the S.W. side. He was taken in, kept warm and tended to until police and ambulance arrived. Kudos, and the gratefulness of the members of BCTGM local 100 for their acts, which may have saved the life of our union brother.
Not so to the neighbor of the victim on Oakland Road N.E.
No matter your religious leanings, we are indeed our brother’s keeper. And, whether you believe in karma, judgment, or some other eternal recompense; if nothing else, you’ve probably heard that Santa leaves a lump of coal in the stockings of bad little boys and girls…
Today, I hope the legend of Santa is true in that regard.