A hypothetical question for you today. Is unethical to punch out a monkey?
Now I am not asking about an attack on a monkey in a cage at the zoo, not walking up and delivering a firm upper cut on some cute faced primate looking back at you through some bars, even considering that he had previously thrown his feces at you. In that scenario you can simply walk away or at a minimum just hold someone else's passing child in front of you as a block. But instead I speak of the monkey that starts the fray by stealing your glasses or hat and dashing off and then coming back for more, much like that really annoying kid that sat two seats behind you in Miss Taylor's 7th grade English class. ..Miss Taylor.. (sigh).
I will also mention that it is extremely unlikely for the monkey to be armed with a handgun or melee weapon. I only mention this as I am sure that somewhere in Ottawa on the 4th floor Tim Duncan is asking the question, "what if the monkey has a gun?". I will also mention that I have known two Tim Duncan's, one in Lethbridge and one in Ottawa, both at companies where I worked, and interestingly, both would likely be asking that question, and even more disturbing --I believe they would both somehow be responsible for a monkey having a gun in the first place. Oh wait. The other guy was Kim Duncan, but the rest remains.
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