Here in the Curmudgeon offices, we have good days and bad days. This is true of everybody, everywhere, pretty much, and as is often the case, the littlest thing can come along and perk us right up. Lift our spirits. Put a smile on our faces. Stop and smell the roses. Walk on the sunny side of the street, and other assorted “feel good” axioms. For me, nothing gets the wrinkles out of my morning like a good bit of irony.
Todays irony comes courtesy of 29 year-old Lonnie Meckwood and 51 year-old Phillip Weeks, of Tunkhannock, NY. The AP reports that these two ruffians used a knife to rob a clerk at a Convenience store/gas station. While the clerk wasn’t hurt, you can bet he was s**tting his pants, what with the knife poised and ready to stab him in his gizzard.
The clerk called the cops, as clerks who have been threatened with a gizzard stabbing will do, and the cops were on the case…for a couple of minutes. They found the ersatz Bennie and Clyde about a mile away…their car on the side of the road. They had run out of gas just after robbing a gas station. Did they think they could get a better price somewhere else?
There is no shortage of stupid crooks. You have the TV shows “America’s Dumbest Criminals,” “Ridiculous Robbers,” “Moronic Muggars,” “Stupid Shit Lawbreakers,” “Thilly Thieves,” and “Wascally Wabbits.” The lesson they teach is, even if you’re a crook, you can’t get away with “stupid.”
I could have gone with the story of the burglar who used the victims cell phone to make a call…and accidentally took a picture of himself, then left the camera behind, but it was the irony of this story that convinced me. Well, I’ve eaten a full breakfast and am ready to face the day.
The irony was delicious.