Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What the Hell Wednesday - 'Entitled' Theives?

I have spoken with many people who feel there is a sense of entitlement throughout much of the American landscape, but this one takes the cake, er, cash drawer. Again....I don't make this stuff up. I just find it on this wonderful internet of ours, copy, paste and comment. This one comes from an Associated Press report.

ATLANTA, GA. 8/3/2010 -- Police say a man who robbed a fast-food restaurant with a gun was so mad about the amount of loot that he called back twice to complain.

The man walked up to the drive-through window of an Atlanta Wendy's late Saturday night, wearing a ski mask and holding a gun.

He demanded the cash drawer, grabbed it and ran away.

But police say he later called the fast food restaurant to complain about the amount of cash.

Police say in one call he said that "next time there better be more than $586."

He called again with a similar complaint.


So can you believe this guy? He reminds me of my last sales manager with his method of motivation. I mean, who knows? Perhaps the gunman was hired by the owner of the Wendy's to try to get the employees to boost sales. Can't you just hear the conversations going on inside that store:

Customer - "I'll have the Baconator."

Cashier - "You look really hungry. Are you sure you don't want to make that a Baconator Triple with a large order of fries, a Frosty and maybe one of our Hot Stuffed Baked Potatoes?"

Customer - "Gee, that sounds like a lot of food."

Cashier - "For someone your size? I've seen you in here before and I know you can really pack it way. Don't you want you name on our Wall of Fame for most calories in a single sitting? It's the American thing to do. You don't want to be known as un-American do you?"

So sales are increased due to a thief's insistence. Is this the new economy? Or are we all left to take a fond look at entitled America and ask - What the Hell?

19 comments:

MorningAJ said...

This is pretty good isn't it? I assume the police have traced the guy's phone number and can go get him?

If it's any consolation the thieves this side of the pond are no more sensible. I used to be a journalist and worked as a court reporter. One burglar was found because he left his wallet behind after he took it out of his pocket to make more room for the cash he was stealing!

Subby said...

I know it's wrong. I know we're in a bad depression. But take what you can get, man! Good thing it wasn't a pizza delivery guy ( most state that they usually carry less than $20!!)

And I be the "Hamburglar" hates the competition,HA!

Brian Miller said...

ha. nice one subby...
err...this one definitely earns its place in stupid crook news...

Caty said...

we had a story around here where the guy robbed a drive in that his mom was working and she identified him and turned him in...the police went to his house and got him.

Tabor said...

It is the heat and humidity. It is making everyone crazy.

Deb said...

Like my dad always said, "If yer gonna steal ---steal big!" (Yes, great words of wisdom to live by.) Surprised I'm not in some women's prison somewhere banging out license plates... but you get the concept. I'd be pissed off to.

the walking man said...

So because I paid in an aggregate total of 50 (two full time jobs for 12 years) years for my Social Security and get Medicare I should feel like a thief because I am using the benefits I am entitled to? *shrug*

Remove the cap for SS taxes and the system immediately becomes solvent to 2083 and beyond.

Or am I just on par with this asshole thief? A thief who pisses me off because he didn't pay FICA taxes on his "earnings"

Eric Alder said...

Well, you can't blame the guy for being disappointed with that small take... after all, he's got seven kids and five baby-mammas to feed, not to mention a raging meth habit.

Subby said...

@ walking man, the gov't has enough of my money already! Hey! Where ya been? I lost your blog link...

@ Brian, we had a thief rob a mini-mart...easy to find him tho'...he left his wallet with I.D. behind~HAA!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Nothin' funnier than stoopid thieves.

Mama Zen said...

That is one ballsy thief!

Prayer Girl said...

What the Hell is right. Sometimes I think humanity has gone totally loco.

Oh well, live and let live.

PG

Matty said...

I'm surprised he hasn't filed a lawsuit against the company for not leaving enough cash in the drawer. I'm sure there are plenty of lawyers who would jump right on that case. And plenty of jurors who would side with him. After all, this is AMERICA.

Chris said...

dear, as a journalist, i have to berate you for copying and pasting from the AP report. Never copy and paste, but paraphrase! please please please! :P haha. otherwise, i enjoyed this post :)

justsomethoughts... said...

yeah
i'm with the "what the hell?!" group

Jingle said...

I am thinking what you are thinking!
;)

Violetwrites said...

good story
I notice you love hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy - me too
that and catch 22
kind of the way of life don't you think?

Jingle said...

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awards for you.
;)

Marla said...

Sheesh....no gratitude. :-)