Friday, November 30, 2007

"Catch a thief" day

Today is the "don't buy anything" day, when people are encouraged not to shop but instead to think about whatever causes are dear to the organizers. I usually celebrate it by shopping.

The kind of people who believe that everything should be free and nobody should work and goods and services should appear out of nowhere or at least be made or performed by somebody else have an alternative event, "steal something" day.

In conjunction with the above I think it would be nice to have a "catch a thief" day. The citizens (and also alien residents and visitors, of course) would have a chance to think about shoplifting and the way all the consumers get to pay for it in the end, improve their hunting skills and possibly perform a valuable service to the communtity.

Today I encourage everyone who goes into any store to be on the lookout for the shoplifting anarchists, and to call the security guards as soon as somebody tries to steal something.

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