Yesterday I read a sign on the front fence of someone’s house and this is what it said:
Violators will be shot…
…survivors will be shot again.
It made me laugh out loud and then immediately feel guilty at finding the notion of violence amusing.
Don’t get me wrong I dont! think that violence is right. In fact, just the other weekend when I was in the Wild Um… West Country visiting Super-Cathy-Fragile-Mystic, another sign caught my eye and it said:
‘If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.’ And, apparently John Lennon said that.
I guess the owner of the first sign probably put it up to protect his television set as much as to make passers-by like me laugh so perhaps there’s some truth in the latter statement.
But, Wise Friend once noted how I often sit on the fence about things rather than forming a firm opinion on either side. And, I think this is one of those occasions. I think peace is a fabulous notion and would love to see an end to gun and knife crime.
But just sometimes I think that a trespasser should have been shot…
It would have made my world a better place.