Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Right time

There are right times and right places for everything. Sometimes, those two magical "rights" combine, and give people the opportunity to take part in something that they might not have had any other chance to do.

Take, for example, the police. Most of the time that the cops are involved in stopping a crime, they're actually trying to pick up the pieces after the crime has already been committed. Not so for a couple of cops in Austin, TX, as they were able to get their criminals practically before they could do anything. Sure, it helped that the cops were staking out the building the criminals decided to try robbing, but that's besides the point.

Honestly, these things don't happen all that frequently. And sure, the cops weren't there trying to watch for robbery, but they still benefited from good timing on their part. Of course, we've been permanently scarred by the movies, so our image of a stakeout also involves high-powered binoculars, plenty of fast food wrappers, and a veritable horde of coffee cups sitting in the back seat, but we're sure that even movie cops would be happy with this particular piece of police work.

Someone else that was rewarded by being in the right place at the right time is someone who just wanted some french fries, but didn't really want to pay for them. So he just ran past a drive-thru window and grabbed them as they were being passed to the person who'd actually placed the order. It should be noted that, on top of this already admittedly daring deed, the thief did the entire thing while running naked.

Hey, man. Sometimes you just have to have fries. We only wonder if the guy had to go back to get more salt.

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