So far, people have donated almost $7,000 towards the $50,000 goal for Watertown resident David Henneberry to buy a new boat. I watched live coverage from work all day Friday. That evening, when news of the standoff surfaced, I felt bad for Henneberry. I just have a hard time mustering the sympathy to donate money toward the purchase of a replacement recreational vehicle.
I'm not boat people. At the most, I'm rent an occasional canoe people. Aren't boat people usually insurance people? Sure, he'll have some paperwork and a deductible, but he'll get a new boat.
Should I be more concerned for him? Is it bad that I don't instinctively want to dig in my pockets to help him?
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