August 24, 2010

Curiosity Overkill

I am naturally curious. Make that naturally Uzi. Just a hint of "breaking news" and my ears stand at attention, my eyes turn semi-bionic and my feet take me close to where the action is.

Make that close, but not quite. As in out of harm's way, and definitely not within sniping distance. And when "the event" occurs in the middle of the night, I snoop with the curtains drawn, the lights turned down

Last night's overkill of a hostage drama put us Uzis in a bad light. I cringed as national TV flashed scenes of civilians caught in the crossfire, of hangers-on actually elbowing out the authorities for a stab of the action. Call it bedlam, or mayhem, but the bloodshed could have been helped.

Maybe, just maybe, there should be a code of conduct for usiseros.