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Monday, May 4, 2009

Just a thought...

I really do worry about our criminal population some days.

Like this guy, who stole $40 million worth of fuel and was paid $50,000. And is now looking at 5 years in prison.

Listen, if you are going to commit a crime at least make sure it's going to pay for itself. $50,000 is peanuts! It's 0.125% of the actual worth of the stuff he stole.

You realize that if I wrote that kind of character in a book my beta-readers would laugh me straight back to the drawing board... sad.


  1. They say that real life is stranger than fiction. I'd also say it's rife with cliches, adverbs, and some really stupid characters.

    *cocks her black tinted lenses*

  2. criminals can be extremely stupid. except when they're not.

  3. My history teacher said that real life sounds like it would make a perfect novel, because everyone is so full of idiosyncracies, but novel-readers don't like anything but clear-cut characters.