For Such A Time As This

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“Look, look look. That lady’s texting and not paying attention where she’s going,” said Quentin.

A few seconds later there was a splash as the woman fell into a fountain. Quentin and Decker laughed hysterically as the woman struggled in vain to preserve her dignity.

“You know,” said Decker, “we could’ve warned her.”

“What’s the fun in that?”

“She might’ve ruined her phone,” said Decker.

“So? It serves her right. The universe doesn’t reward stupid,” declared Quentin.

“Still, we could be gentlemen and help her.”

“So she can call us perverts for groping a woman in wet clothes? I don’t think so,” said Quentin.

“Chivalry is dead,” said Decker.

“But stupid lives forever. I say it’s better to sit back and enjoy the show.”

The woman slipped as she tried to climb out and fell back in the water. The two men laughed.

“When did we get so cynical?” asked Decker.

“Who knows why we were born for such a time as this?” said Quentin, then laughed as she sat in the fountain, crying.

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One Response to For Such A Time As This

  1. Tony Trudgian says:

    We don’t live in the age of enlightenment anymore, we live in the age of entitlement! And I’m entitled to laugh at others misfortunes, whether their “stupid” or not.

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