Philip M. writes from England:
Robbery is bad? Dear me, you American traditionalists really lack the sophistication of us liberal Brits. Over here, a mugging is seen as an advertising opportunity.Here is the story from the Mail that Philip sent. Prepare to be sickened.
‘See what people will do for a Hublot?’ Bernie Ecclestone poses in advert for watch brand after he was mugged for his £200,000 timepiece
James P. writes:
Why doesn’t a billionaire have bodyguards? I sure would if I were worth a lot less than that. He should be worried about kidnapping, not muggers.David M. writes:
The more I read about England, I wonder what happened to the England of Churchill, or Adm Ben Briant, or Douglas Bader, or John “Catseyes” Cunningham. All one now sees of England is rampant crime, entitlement mentalities, and hooliganism. And those folks are overwhelmingly white; more’s the pity.LA to Philip:
Wow, that is seriously sick.Philip replies:
I know, “sick” is the word that came to my mind too. It is truly shocking. When I read it I tried to do what I usually do, and formulate some response, try to figure out what I would say to someone if he asked me why I thought this was wrong, but on this one, words fail me. I wonder how long it can now be before rape victims are endorsing the clothes they wore when they were attacked? Normally such a statement would sound evil, but in the context of this story … well, it’s in the same “ball park” as you would say over there, isn’t it?Roland D. writes:
I’m sure before long, we’ll see an ad with empty pair of athletic shoes sporting a tasteful bloodstain or two, and perhaps an empty bullet casing, so as to signal to the hip-hop/rap crowd just how desirable the shoes really are.
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