It's been over a week and every time I think it's died down I get another text, or random high five, or post on my Wall about a certain incident that happened last Tuesday when I was eating my weekly tacos and reading my book.
For those that haven't somehow seen it, last Tuesday during my weekly Taco Tuesday time a guy grabbed two fistfuls of cash from the tip bowl at Dos Amigos and took off out the door. It was pretty crowded in there and in retrospect I really think he believed he would be lost in all the commotion. He certainly didn't count on anyone going after him.
I viewed it in very simple terms and still do: someone was doing they weren't supposed to be doing and I just reacted. I didn't think about it, I just did what I thought was right in the moment. As I said many times, I'd like to think others would have done the same. Maybe they wouldn't have yelled, "FUCK THIS SHIT!" and tore ass after him but hey, I apologized to all the other customers afterward.
My grandmother wasn't too happy about it because I could have been hurt in the process but I told her I just reacted and I did what I felt I had to do in the moment. People keep throwing around the word 'hero', but I honestly believe that term is reserved for our troops, our police officers and firefighters, and people that put themselves out there willingly day after day in the service of others. I really am just a regular guy that wears an Urkel shirt from time to time. Nothing to see here.