To the Editor:
Back in 1975, I was working at the first version of the Chef Café, and one of the waitresses told me that when she was young, they said, “Be good, and if you can’t be good, be careful. If you can’t be careful, be sanitary.”
My attitude is that there are old ninja, there are bold ninja, but there are no old bold ninja. These days it really can pay to be careful. About two months ago, I got “attacked” going into Wal-Mart. I could have killed the guy, but he was “joking.”
You never can tell what will happen these days. You might be playing a joke and find out that it doesn’t turn out right.
There are the “four D’s.” An attacker can be drunk, deranged (by anger), drugged or dumb — not IQ wise, but just acting stupidly. You should be ready for whatever comes down on you, or be ready to pay the piper.
I know that nothing will happen most days, but as the headlines scream at us, every day something happens to some-one. So a word to the wise: be ready if you can.