I live in Georgia and I’m a teacher. I admit to hanging my head in despair when I read the news article in the NY Post about a local robbery. Why did the NY Post report on a robbery in Georgia? Surely New York has enough crime of its own for the Post to write about?
Apparently, the criminals in New York are not as stupid as the criminals here in Georgia. Stephen Daniel, a 21-year-old man, thought it would be a good idea to walk into a convenience store and demand the money from the cash register. He wasn’t armed, but that doesn’t explain why the manager of the store laughed at Mr. Daniel as he emptied the cash into a bag and handed it over.
What Mr. Daniel didn’t realize was that a police officer was standing right behind him during the entire incident. The minute he took the bag with the cash, Mr. Daniel was arrested. He got a free ride in the back of a police car and won the Idiot-of-the-Week award at the same time.
I take this kind of stupidity as a personal insult. You see, Stephen Daniel was no doubt a product of the Georgia public school system. That means I have a string of colleagues who failed to do their jobs properly. Could no one teach this child anything? Darn it, ladies and gentlemen, you’re making us all look bad here.
By the way, a portion of my tax dollars was spent to educate Mr. Daniel. I’d like a refund, please.