Saturday, February 13, 2010

Debbie Downer

I have no clue how to handle this. I was doing a promotion today at the local Army base, where I promote about once every 5 or 6 weeks and know the people there pretty well. My promotion was from 11 am till 2 pm and things were going pretty well. At a few minutes before noon a young man ran into the liquor store and screamed, "Is there a medic here? MEDIC!!!" And ran out. Turns out a man was either murdered or committed suicide in the men's bathroom. His throat was slashed in a stall. There were medics all over and several people, not including me, went out to see him. He did not survive. I'm hugging John extra hard tonight.


Wendy said...

Ouch. You're doing the only thing you can do. Hug your husband a little tighter, same with your animals! Say a prayer for that poor soldier (?) and his family. The fact that it happened on a military base really tugs at me. There is no good answer to this, but I truly hope it wasn't self-inflicted (God that sounds terrible). The Army is in such a mess right now with their suicide rate constanly climbing. Being affiliated with the military I get hyper-sensitve over these things. Stay strong. Horrible things like that just can't be explained. Appreciate who you are and what you have, and hope for the best for those around you. I don't know what kind of promotions you do, but I love that it has something to do with our soldiers. Take care.

agirlnamedstewart said...

Thanks, Wendy. I do beer/ liquor/ wine tastings several times a week and was promoting a sparkling wine for Valentine's Day at the Class Six at Fort Jackson. I was shell shocked throughout the day, but the harder thing for me was seeing the reactions of my friends and co-workers who did see it. Thank you so much for your kind words, they really help.