I’ve been sick. I missed my birthday festivities and didn’t even have any cake. And you know how much I love cake. While I was in the middle of my pity party, I saw some news.
You might remember when I wrote about a careless drunk doctor who slammed into an innocent ballet dancer and took her life. About a year ago, Raymond Cook took to the wheel after several too many cocktails. He was driving at speeds that only hubris and a ne’er care less attitude could fuel. Some people at a local tavern tried to stop him, but didn’t want to get punched in the face or something so they let the doc go. I don’t know exactly what transpired that night, but there were accounts of people trying to stop Raymond Cook from driving. I’ve worked in bars and have taken a patron’s keys and called a cab on more than one occasion. Sure, I got cussed out but I didn’t care. All I know about the night Raymond Cook drove off from a local bar’s parking lot is this:
20-year old Elena Shapiro died.
42-year old Raymond Cook walked away unscathed.