Sunday, March 12, 2006

Monday doesn't look so bad now

From News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd:

The Wichita Eagle reported in January that Mary Capps, 45, had filed a $75,000 gender-discrimination lawsuit against her former boss at a municipal office in Park City, Kansas, claiming he'd used "abusive, intimidating language and physical gestures" with her and hindered her career via an unfavorable evaluation report. Capp's former boss is Dennis Rader, better known as the BTK killer, who tortured and killed at least ten people in the Wichita area between 1974 and 1991; last June he pleaded guilty to ten counts of murder and in August was sentenced to a minimum of 175 years in prison.

Okay, this is what I'm going to try to remember whenever I think some crappy, life twist is f%^*ing me up. I used to think the "it could be worse" platitude was the most ineffective way to drum up gratitude, but reading this news item has changed my mind. I'm going to try remember Mary Capps and how mistreated she felt by an employer who was torturing and killing others. It suggests to me that I'll never know what nightmarish experience is being blocked by some sucky rotten luck.

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