Amber Alert Anger
“The other day I was sleeping when my neighbor started screaming and rudely woke me up. That’s right, this guy had THE NERVE to be murdered while I’M trying to sleep. Doesn’t he understand people have to work? My children need to go to school in the morning.”
That’s how ridiculous you sound when you complain about an Amber Alert waking you up. You are lucky the only thing keeping you awake is an annoying sound and not the paralyzing fear that a loved one, specially a helpless and defenseless one, is in danger. Think about how you would feel if your loved one had been abducted? Do you think you would care if you burdened some people with a minor inconvenience? No, you would break the doors down yourself. Next time that Amber alert goes off imagine instead that it is what it is: a call for help from both desperate parents and a scared child. Imagine that the child’s life is worth something and don’t devalue their cry for help further by complaining about the fact that it’s keeping you from sleep. Even if the location is 10 hours away, you clearly have forgotten how far cars can travel.
Actually, next time imagine that the call for help is coming from you and then picture someone getting up and angrily posting about how your life isn’t worth their sleep.