The Critical 'I'

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Thursday, January 02, 2003

I was sorely tempted to resurrect the "Jackass Xing" sign for this posting as well, but I don't want to be repetitive. Besides, I think this schmuck's story about how he almost got arrested for trying to shake down Robert Redford for some autographs pretty well speaks for itself.

He could have gotten a little something out of returning the card without a hassle--free ski passes, his name in the papers, maybe even a note or brief meeting with Redford. Instead, he gets greedy, and stupid. I mean, think about it: How valuable did he think a freakin' credit card was? It could be cancelled and replaced just like that; only reason it wasn't was probably because of the hassle of having to change a bunch of business account records and such. Then what? It's not like it was an invaluable, irreplacable keepsake. Best he could have hoped for was to sell it to some Redford-obsessed freak. Just plain dumb.