“Newspapers are really mostly terrible and they deserve to die. And network news is really terrible and it deserves to go down. […] The tone seems horrible. They’re like news robots talking to other news robots in their specialized news language and that is what we must destroy.”—
"You’re either a chaser or a sitter," she told me. "She" being the police officer who gave me a ride home tonight. "You’re a chaser."
Earlier today I was thinking that I haven’t been doing enough new stuff lately (besides a weak stab at yoga). Then I knocked this big one out - Get phone jacked on the train, chase the kid down the Montrose platform, down the steps, past Glen’s Diner (where I still need to go, but didn’t have time to stop this evening) then around the corner at Troquet with a bystander (and a fast one) who joined the chase. Then get phone back with the help of an off-duty police officer who tells the kid to “get the f$@! on the ground!” (This was much more effective than the “just give me my phone back” that I was about to request.) It was made especially effective by the gun he was pointing at him.
So later, back at the station, the officer explains that these “apple-jackings" aren’t extremely common, but that the thieves are getting more violent.
"It was probably stupid to chase him huh?" I said.
"It’s instinct. You can’t help it," she said. "You’re either a chaser or a sitter."