I'VE SPENT MORE than a week sitting in a courtroom and listening to evidence in a murder trial. It's a heartbreaking tale, and it's too bad there weren't more voices of reason. Also, it's good idea not to disrupt the trial. But I digress.
So here's a story about somebody taking free advice and hopefully doing something good with it.
The other night Sheryl was sitting on the couch reading when she heard a man and a woman arguing on the sidewalk. Sheryl went out, and the man was walking away. The woman shouted to the man, "Don't you walk away from me!" Sadly the man kept walking and the woman kept yelling.
So Sheryl said, "No man is worth it. Let him walk away."
The woman looked at Sheryl, looked at the man disappearing down the sidewalk, and turned around.
"That's some good advice," she mumbled under her breath, as she walked away.
Sheryl went back inside, the hood returned to its sometimes normal peaceful self, and everybody lived to tell the tale. It's not often you see someone take a stranger's advice, especially when it is given from a front doorstep.