What makes the news isn’t always the event itself, but rather some unusual aspect of it that makes us all wonder how WE would react in a similar situation.
When a pistol-wielding thug walked into a Kansas City, Missouri Jimmy John’s demanding money last Wednesday, the part of the story that made it go viral wasn’t so much the robbery – sadly, those are all too common – but instead the calm, cool, and collected cashier who complied with the robber’s demands in a way that kept him alive.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 28, 2017
Or did it?
While the robber would have doubtless tried to pull the trigger if things weren’t going his way, many people on social media noticed that it wouldn’t have done any good – because the gun was jammed.
Apparently, along with civility and basic human decency, a baseline of robber competence is out the window too!
— Cameron McEnturff (@CMcEnturff) April 28, 2017
@ABC How many of you caught the fact the gun obviously jammed when he tried to rack the slide, & the employee sees it?
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) April 29, 2017
@ABC the gun is “jammed” failure to feed. FWIW
— Joseph (@jjoefuji) April 28, 2017
@ABC the gun was jammed the whole time
— Lucid Hurricane™✘ (@Forever_Lucid) April 28, 2017
— Rick (aka Winner) (@Barackoboehner) April 28, 2017
— ss. (@skscott_) April 28, 2017
Regardless of the gun’s fireability, most people did admire the clerk’s reaction.
— Ryan Riess (@RyanRiess1) April 28, 2017
— Ms Andrea (@DreaMissLady) April 28, 2017
Of course, there could be another reason for the clerk’s calm reaction, but it’s hard to say for sure.
— Boost Lanister (@billy_326) April 28, 2017
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