A guy I knew growing up starting about the 4th grade until we lost contact around 1982 used to be what I would consider a normal easy going type of person. He was as friendly and courteous as anyone I knew during our youth. One of our last conversations was him telling me about the life altering event which occurred when he attended one of the ‘Omen’ movies while high on some drug. It seemed to have rewired his brain in a major way because what used to be a laid back, cool golf playing teenager who joined the Air Force after high school was turned into a somewhat fanatical in-your-face bible thumping christian working as a bag boy at Winn-Dixie who used a bicycle for transportation everywhere. The last time I saw him was at a high school graduation ceremony where we both knew someone receiving a diploma and instead of just saying ‘hi’ or chatting he knew I worked with technology and tried to stuff some pamphlet into my shirt pocket as he warned against the use of barcode scanning technology as the way for the devil to catalog/identify souls or some or some related idiocy. I wonder how he felt when Winn-Dixie converted all their checkout lanes to barcode scanners?