What on Earth is it about Denny's?
I mean, holy crapola! You can't even walk in to get your Pyramid Breakfast without a flak jacket.
Why do these sort of events cluster like this? What is it about our connected society that creates these odd patterns. This happened years ago with school shootings. I don't remember which was the first, but they were suddenly epidemic, relatively speaking. What effect does the news of one whacko murder at a Denny's have on the guy who carries a piece into the next Denny's he goes into?
I mean, it's not the food, right?
Actually that first shooting took place a few hours before I drove by that Denny's. It's right on the highway at the Five Cities shopping/travel stop area. There were no less than a dozen news vans all around, lights and antennas everywhere, and instantly I knew someone had been shot. I mean, what else, right?
Is there a connection, or are we so surrounded by chaos and coincidence, a flood of billions of tiny events every day, that these things are simply bound to happen now and then?
I don't know. I'm asking you.