No good will come of being a hero

A 34-year-old Indian-origin man is being hailed for his courage and rewarded by the police in the US after he saved the life of his woman co-worker from an oncoming train but was robbed of his bag when he jumped on the tracks to help her.

Alternatively, this is ‘Murica. Where there’s a reasonable chance that someone’s going to track down that little scrote and give him what he deserves.

11 comments on “No good will come of being a hero

  1. I felt that this was a very Ankh-Morpork moment. But America is still a pretty decent society. So if this scrote is tracked down he will probably be arrested.

    More than you could say for the UK.

    However good has come of it. He saved someone.

  2. I don’t see New York City as ‘Murica. I.e., the punk will get away with it.

    In fact, most everyone gets away with everything. Cops don’t investigate, in spite of what you see on U.S. TV shows. They fill out reports for the insurance companies.

  3. Isn’t it odd how Americans eschew the world ‘colleague’? Do they find it hard to spell? Still, I quite enjoy ‘coworker’, pronounced cow-orker.

  4. It is somewhat arbitrary but:
    A colleague is a person with whom one works who is mostly equal in position and responsibility. Generally used in professional work….. doctors, lawyers as examples.
    A co-worker is a person with whom either 1) you don’t work with in the company because they are in a different line of work or 2) he/she is superior or lower to you in rank.
    But what difference does it make anyway. Neither word is derogatory. And yes, they do find it more trouble than it’s worth to spell….. way too many vowels.

  5. “dearieme
    May 2, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Isn’t it odd how Americans eschew the world ‘colleague’? Do they find it hard to spell? Still, I quite enjoy ‘coworker’, pronounced cow-orker.”

    ‘Colleague’ implies a sort of . . . collegial feeling towards people you often have little respect for and are mostly pains-in-your-ass. Cow-irker is a much better description of most of the people I’ve worked with.

    And yeah – I’ve no doubt they felt the same about me.

    As for the little Indian dude – this is America, no one’s going to find the scrote, half a dozen random scrotes will be beat up in his stead, and the little Indian dude, if he’s smart and starts a Go-Fund Me, could make a hundred times in donations what whatever was in his bag was worth – as long as he gets it going before the news cycle shifts to the next story.

  6. “And yes, they do find it more trouble than it’s worth to spell….. way too many vowels.”

    It’s not only the number of vowels. The big issue is that we haven’t found a good way to fix the vowel count. Colleague isn’t like colour where we can simply get rid of the unwanted letter. Leave it to the French to design forts that are easy to get around a words that are virtually impregnable.

  7. “Leave it to the French to design forts that are easy to get around a words that are virtually impregnable.”

    Great line, LY!

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