What do shoe theives and Wall Street execs have in common? Ability to bilk the system because of lazy oversight and bad systems by regulators and law enforcement.
I was in the shoe store this weekend and a mother and daughter duo were stealing shoes. It was blatantly obvious due to the empty boxes they were leaving in their wrath of retail shrinkage. I approached the counter to pay for my winter boots and asked the cashier, who clearly saw what was going on, why she didn’t call the cops or do anything?
Cashier: “The cops will take two hours to come and I will have to detain them. God knows what they will do in those two hours.”
Me: “Then why the hell am I paying for these boots?”
Cashier: “Because you have a conscience.”
Me: “You really aren’t going to call the cops?”
Me: “AAAAAAAAHHHHH. You realize I am paying for the shoes they just stole. Will you please just call them?”
Cashier: “No, what’s the point.”
Bottom Line: Lazy oversight by regulators and poor law enforcement screws the good guy on all levels of society.
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