Do unto others…
Most of the time when someone asks me, “…does that make me a horrible person?” the answer is either no or it’s the joke of “if you have to ask…”
But when a co-worker comes down 2 floors to tell me that Jerry Falwell just died, treating it as such good news, and caps it off with a statement to the effect of, “I haven’t felt this good since Reagan died.” I’m pretty sure the answer is yes, you are.
Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t like the guy, his beliefs or his politics but even with his 9/11 statements among others, I’m just not comfortable with wishing anyone dead or rejoicing in someone’s death (unless they were specifically out to kill me). Call it karma or whatever, but that’s just a bit much for me.
Of course maybe he’s just ok with being a horrible person, but that’s just not how I roll.