Neighbors Were Shocked

They were shocked to discover that they live in the Real World™ and not in some idyllic fantasy land. Man shot three times in ‘quiet’ West Mobile neighborhood – WBRC FOX6 News – Birmingham, AL

It was a quiet neighborhood, where “nothing like that” happens. Because as far as the residents were concerned, crime is something that “happens in other kinds of places, to other kinds of people.” Turns out they were wrong.

A guy was shot 3 times and left in a driveway. (He has non-life-threatening injuries.)

“I said, what’s going on? And they said, someone was shot. I said, you have got to be kidding me…because nothing like that happens in this neighborhood,” says [the clueless neighbor].

Here is a hint: If you can read this, then you life in the Real World™ and not in Mayberry nor in Pleasantville. And in the Real World, bad things can happen, eve to good people, even in nice neighborhoods.