[thechat] Friend of mine stabbed, not in danger

DESCHAMPS Stéphane DSI/SICOR stephane.deschamps at francetelecom.com
Wed Nov 12 03:32:26 CST 2003

Hi all,

This is not going to be funny but please read anyway.

A fellow technical architect and asp.net specialist (who's also been a 'thelist' reader for a few years), Matthieu, was stabbed without a word by a guy on Friday who wanted to snatch his laptop computer.

Mat stopped a blow with his hands and was safe because another blow to his thorax ended into his camera, which he luckily had stashed in his breast pocket. The guy got away with the laptop, of course.

Mat's hands were operated this weekend and now he's safe, although his fingers are going to be insensitive for maybe a year.

What I find crazy is that the guy said nothing. I mean, if someone with a knife went up to me and said, "hey, give me your laptop", I wouldn't play hero, would I? Yet this guy said nothing and stabbed first. And got away with it. I'm sure he'll never be found again.

I had Mat on the phone on Monday night and he sounded all right, although shocked and a bit numb with all the anaesthetics.

I'm sure he'd be pleased (and surprised) to receive get-well messages from all over the world.

This is not a hoax, and done of my own initiative, mat doesn't know about me telling you.

Here's where you can post a message:

This is not a hoax (repeat), this is not spam (and hopefully will not be thought of as such), this is not an email-collecting plan either.
This is just me, Stephane Deschamps, being worried and sad for my friend Mat.

Thanks and sorry if I bothered you all with this email.

s t e f

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