Have you ever noticed that every car parked outside a 7-11 looks like a getaway car? Perhaps it’s because I was once robbed at gunpoint, or perhaps it’s because I am constantly envisioning possible fictional scenarios in real-life situations, but every time I drive by the local 7-11 or pull into its parking lot, I am convinced that it is being robbed.
Yesterday there was a police car parked in front of the 7-11, and still I thought that the store was probably being robbed.
And yet I still go inside quite often, because to avoid the store would mean submitting to my insanity.
Better to walk into a robbery in progress than admit to yourself that your post- traumatic stress disorder is getting the best of you.