I wrote a post about how strange and creepy it was to me, seeing a horrible tragedy on the news and then reading that one of the things the police have learned is that the man facing charges for the death of a child had been strategizing to rack up frequent flyer miles.
And I shared other glimpses of broader exposure to the hobby that the world gets, both in the broader media and that I’ve seen personally.
Clearly it touched a nerve, because the story itself is a horrifying one, and it’s just not possible for most people to reflect on something small as they reflect on something shocking.
Since it wasn’t my intention to offend, just to share something personal (I should know better than to do that on the internet), I’ve gone ahead and removed that discussion.
This was the relevant piece of the story that I described as ‘just creepy’:
Harris told police he recently took over the finances for the family. “According to Harris, he has acquired some credit card debt, around $4,000 in order to acquire air line miles. Harris currently has outstanding student loans and car loans, for him and his wife.”
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