OT, but what a relief

From: James B. DiGriz <jbdigriz_at_dragonsweb.org>
Date: Fri Apr 5 12:11:36 2002

Ben Franchuk wrote:
> John Foust wrote:
>>At 01:55 PM 4/5/2002 +0200, you wrote:
>>>Crashed computer boots local man into jail:
>>>Short story: A shop had five atempts to get a new PC to work,
>>>they still failed, so the man took the computer in a 6th time,
>>>put it on the floor and smashed it with a sledge hammer.
>>>Wisconsin seams to be a place for unusual people.
>>Uhm, thanks! :-) But it was a computer from Gateway!
>>- John
> not reading the story ... if he paid for the computer is his to what he
> likes with it, not go to jail.

I know a couple of girls whose daddy once took his TV out on the front
lawn and commenced to blast it to smithereens with one a them thar evul
shotguns. Concerned neighbors called the law. When they arrived, he
declaimed, "It's my damned TV and I can do what I want with it in my own
god-damned $_at_!%# yard!" Since there was no law prohibiting discharge of
fireams in that town at that time, there wasn't much they felt inclined
to do about it. At least not with him standing there holding a weapon of
mass destruction.

Now, Pops is an ornery old cuss, and I've had to fight back the
temptation to deck him a time or two, which in retrospect was a mistake,
fighting it back, I mean, but he might have spent a night or two in
jail, at least, if he had taken the set to a TV station to perform his
little exorcism. Especially nowadays.

The guy in Wisconsin feels it's worth it, and really all he was doing
was expressing himself, maybe in a disconcerting way, but he's getting
off light, I think. I'll take that as a good sign.

Received on Fri Apr 05 2002 - 12:11:36 BST

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