If I was a crook ….. Man I tell you I could be rich without even trying , the things I see when out walking , the amount of different ways I could rob or rip people off is unbelieveable , my mind actually boggles at times at the sheer stupidity of people these days . Was about to say of some people but decided to say people as most of them are as stupid , if I was able to set up a sting type thing for 1 day with police help they and the people would be just amazed at how quick I could get rich . Just as well I believe in nothing but honesty having been on the wrong end too many times I know the heartbreak it causes , and how very hard it is to catch back up when you have been the victim of any kind of robbery .
I find it amazing just how many times in just 1 outing I could make a heap of money , time after time I see people not paying attention to what they are doing never mind where they are going , as I have said before about people on phones head down paying no attention to anything but that phone. So while they are so busy they do not notice , if they have a stroller / pusher the child throws out of it a purse or wallet , how easy it would be to scoop it up and into your pocket then if asked just say no sorry never saw it . When in the big shopping centers is the best place people go into change rooms , leave baby / children outside bingo! Either things can be lifted from stroller / pusher or worse yet the child / children taken as quick as a wink and no one would even notice as they too are all too pre-occupied . Talking of shops even they are not very vigilant as time and again I see the products they are trying to sell in places where someone could just pick them up and walk away there is little or no staff watching or they are too busy making it all too easy they have got very lax in their security these days .
Then of course there is the lovely public transport , wow what a smorgasbord of choices , kids , strollers / pushers a rich field right there yet again , and yet again no one would even notice as they are too busy watching for their station or got head in phone , once again all too easy . Also on the train there are so many bags , cases , boxes that people take on the train then seem to forget they have them till they get off why ? Do they not realise how easy a target they are making of their things ? Would they not be the first to yell loud and long if someone did take what they are so readily offering ? Strangely enough I have even seen people take a bicycle on a train then go off and sit away from it , how easy would it be to grab it at the next station and out the doors at the last moment and you now have a bike you can sell for cash , by the time the owner wakes up it’s gone it’s way too late .
Now to what I call the richest field of all , the local pub , time after time I have seen people leave wallets and phones just sitting on the table while they go to the bar or the toilet , now just how stupid is this ? Just the other week a friend and I watched 1 bloke do this very thing leaving both on the table as he went to the toilet , and he did it at least 3 times in the short space of time we were watching amazing! Yet again you can guess who would be the first to yell loud and long if they got nicked . There was 1 time when same friend and I were there talking having a drink and this bloke left his phone a couple of times to go somewhere , after watching him do it about 3 times I said to friend think I will try and wake him up to what he is doing . So next time he left it , I picked it up and put it in a completely different position thinking that by doing that he would look around and then not leave it like that again. Well I am flabbergasted to say he never even noticed !! Wow !! If that was me , not that I ever leave it alone but the very fact it was in a different position would have rung alarm bells and would not have been left there again almost made me wonder what planet he was on , and before you say it , no he was not drunk he only stayed for a couple .
Yet another field ripe for picking , the car …seen so many left unlocked or with kids in the car and no adult about , how easy is this ? Look in unlocked unattended car take what you want easy ! Or car with just kids in , just tell them , mum or dad sent me to get something they forgot can you please hand it over , and yep kid hand it over , job done. Like a video I watched last week on faceache , a sting set up to see if kids would answer the door to a stranger and worse yet if they would let him in the house , sorry to say every child in that vid. opened the door and let stranger in . What does this say about what we teach our children ? We leave ourselves wide open to theft of every type mainly because we are just too busy , too pre-occupied , there is just too much going on in our lives these days so that we are just overwhelmed by it all and lose our focus too easily . Family and friends are just being ignore too often just because we are too busy and this is not a good thing , we need to take stock of what is really important in our lives .
Just for fun, next time I see a snooty, rich woman at the grocery store, I’m going to ask her if she works there.