I received a phone call a couple of hours ago telling me that there had been a fight at the barber shop I work at and that one of the barbers tackled a customer through the front window. I showed up just as they finished boarding up the window. Here’s what I arrived to:
What really makes this so disappointing, aside from the obvious, is that both participants in the brawl are brothers in Christ (albeit brothers who have both been backslidden for a while). I’ve known the customer for over a decade and the barber for at least 5 years.
When I heard the story of how they came to have problems in the first place I was floored by the absurdity of it all. When I heard about how the barber handled the situation today I was sympathetic. He did all that he could to avoid a fight but after getting hit in the face three times he tackled the customer in self-defense.
Now I have to mentally prepare myself to deal with insurance people tomorrow. Great.