Thursday, July 31, 2008

This is Funny

Concerning the idea of mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes, I rather liked the scenario offered by a letter in the Star today:
Bill: Let's rob the local corner store. I'm short on cash.

Joe: Great idea. Let's go after 8, as that's when they have the most cash ... wait a minute, didn't you read the paper, there are new minimum mandatory sentences brought in by the Tories and they're tough.

Bill: You're right, it certainly dissuades me from this criminal activity. I'm going home to start applying for college.
Ah, the fallacy that is rational choice theory. Anyway, I'll have a report on my latest Tanglewood escapades later tonight, hopefully.

1 comment:

Elyse said...

That is really funny... totally up my alley.