Sunday, October 7, 2007

Pay Back's A...

In a roofing supply house in Jefferson, a New Yorker with a standard east coast sense of entitlement has the following conversation with the salesman:
"We're here for concrete fiber board."
"I know we were expecting a truck," says the salesman, moving slowly to his computer. "But I don't know if it came in."
"You said on the phone that you had them. We drove all the way out here."
"Don't tell me what I got in stock boy," says the salesman stepping back from his computer and crossing his arms.
At this point, NOMB has to step in and tell the Americorp to go wait outside.

A man recently released from jail after killing two people in 2003 was shot to death Saturday in the Upper 9th Ward, New Orleans police said.

This killing, which occurred in essentially the same neighborhood as the two in 2003, is a prime example of NO's sense of reciprocity.

Afterwards the incident at the roofing supply house, our editors were forced to impart the following wisdom on the New York kid:
We act civil and slow around here, not so much out of courtesy as to keep from getting shot.

Also, since we've been working so much, we forgot these highlights:

It's only a a matter of time until we all see this one.

Don Smith, 45, of New Orleans, was found dead Thursday about 8 p.m. in an unoccupied house in the 4100 block of N. Miro St. in the 9th Ward, chief coroner's investigator John Gagliano said.

New Orleans police officers responded to a call about a man lying on the floor of a gutted house and found Smith

NO East Still Keeping Pace
In another killing, a man was shot to death early Friday in eastern New Orleans.
Police officers responding to a report of gunshots about 1:35 a.m. found Demetrius Gooden, 33, of New Orleans, dead in the 6700 block of Bundy Road, according to a police incident log.
Gooden had been shot once in the abdomen.

Ah hell, read the whole reprint, it makes for something to do...
n unrelated incidents Thursday, two people were stabbed. About 12:50 p.m., a person was stabbed in the 1600 block of St. Anthony Street in the 7th Ward, according to police records.

Hours later, two women battled in the 6th Ward. A 22-year-old woman stabbed a 17-year-old girl about 5 p.m. near the intersection of North Johnson and Governor Nicholls streets, according to police records. The teenager suffered a wound to her left knee.

Officers investigated a rape about 6:25 p.m. in the 200 block of North Robertson Street in the Central Business District.

Early Friday in the Holy Cross neighborhood, a gun fired as two friends argued in the 1000 block of Lamanche Street, wounding one person, according to police records. One person told police the gun went off accidentally. The victim was shot in the left shoulder about 4:20 a.m.

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