Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pulling a fast one

So, between these two scenarios, which one's worse? Would you rather get arrested for attempting to defraud millions from the government, or after a high-speed chase? Before you answer, we should probably touch on each story.

In the first, we see a man who was dedicated to his effort. In fact, not only did he try to claim that he was owed a ten million dollar refund from the IRS, but he also made attempts to secure another fourteen trillion more. Of course, it should be noted that this is the same IRS who happens to get employment information on American citizens, and monitors exactly how much they pay in through their taxes over the course of the year, so perhaps this little effort wasn't the best planned scam he could have come up with. In fact, other scams that tend to work better include, but are not limited to, pretending to be Nigerian royalty, or actually being an American automobile company.

Meanwhile, the second story does revolve around a high-speed chase. After all, the person being chased was a repeat offender, and needed to be apprehended. What was that repeat offense? What made them such a dangerous criminal that the police had to pull out all of the stops and possibly endanger others just to take this menace off of the street? He was stealing shoes. But wait, these shoes cost upwards of $200 per pair. Totally worth the danger, and it makes perfect sense why this high-speed chase would be pursued all the way into New Orleans.

Aw, who are we kidding. We'd rather be either of those two than the police who have to explain WHY they chased someone over a pair of shoes.

Although they still rank higher than meeting anyone from "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here".

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