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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Today I was Robbed on My Doorstep, Held at Smilepoint by a Local Gang

Right here in "safe" Appleton, Wisconsin, I was victimized today by a bold gang who robbed me right on my doorstep. Beware, you could be next. I should have noticed the bright gang colors as they approached: blue and yellow shirts, baseball caps, with bright bandannas around their necks. There were two main perpetrators, relatively short white males, about 3 foot four, no visible scars or tattoos, and there was an accomplice nearby, an older white male who pulled the red getaway wagon. This dreaded local "Cub" gang held me at smilepoint until I agree to fork over $20 for a 1-pound bag of toffee popcorn. Thank goodness I didn't have a lot of cash with me, or it could have been much worse. I might be wolfing down two bags instead of just one.

Don't waste your time calling the police when these gangs come after you--turns out quite a few police have sons who are tied to these groups. Some even help them out during so-called "fundraising drives." The only thing you can do to protect yourself is to be prepared: remember, no matter what they say, don't look at those eyes and especially not at those smiles. It's kind of like a reverse Gorgon effect: one look and your stone cold heart will turn all soft on you and have you handing out your hard-earned money to fundraising gangsters. Be prepared!

5 comments:

Dolly said...

Thanks for sharing your experience as a smile victim:) I think the world needs more gangs like this!

Christy said...

Um, would you like to buy some popcorn? We have the fundraiser sitting on our counter...

Stan said...

Just getting warmed up for the end of next month. =:)

Jeff Lindsay: said...

The best fundraiser is the Tiger Paws fried dough treat that our ward sells at Octoberfest every year (today!) to support our youth activities like Scout camp and girls camp. A great product at a very fair price - taking advantage of a well honed supply chain and mass production techniques developed over a decade. Thousands are sold as fast as we can make them. A sweet deal for everyone. I like better than exorbitant prices.

Anonymous said...

I'm immune. I just smile back at the boys and tell the adult/s who accompany them that I could never support a group that discriminates against boys who don't have the same religious beliefs they do.

Works every time.