Monday, October 30, 2006

Nobel Prize Winner Nadine Gordimer Defies Robbers

Author Nadine Gordimer was attacked and robbed in her own home in South Africa. She was assaulted by three gunmen who locked Gordimer and a maid in a small room and demanded all their jewelry. Gordimer refused to part with her wedding ring and they apparently relented. Good for her, but really, even a wedding ring isn't worth your life. I had a friend who resisted in Haiti when he was being robbed, trying to hold onto his wallet. They killed him. And what was he fighting for? $20 bucks and a driver's license? It can be replaced but your life can't.

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