What kind of robber asks for a specific amount? One with a specific need, that’s who.
The Fort Smith, Arkansas, E-Z Mart clerk was either drunk, stoned, or braver than me; as he told the stick-up man the money in the register wasn’t his to give. That’s then the robber fessed up. He is one of us. He needed the $40 for insulin.
Can you imagine needing your insulin so badly that you’ll rob an E-Z Mart?
The clerk, who deserves to go straight to heaven in my book, took out his own wallet and gave the robber $40. They shook hands and the robber thanked the clerk and left; now not only chronically ill, but a fugitive from the law as well.
What do you suppose an E-Z Mart clerk in Arkansas makes per hour? $40 was a big chunk of the clerk’s paycheck that day.
An E-Z Mart clerk did the right thing. It is time for the federal government to do the same.