psst! wanna buy a metal grate?

When your vocational activities include driving around in a box van and stealing city storm grates to sell for scrap metal, it’s probably safe to say that your educational choices in life were somewhat less than optimal. But they’re lucky to have plied their trade in Massachusetts, where the chance of them doing any prison time is slim.

Here’s a quick political quiz: You read a story about some scruffy small-caliber criminals stealing public storm grates for scrap.

If you talk about punishment and complain about the lenient criminal justice system, you’re a Conservative.

If you talk about bad vocational opportunities and rehabilitation, you’re a Liberal.

If you talk about the evils of capitalism that force people to steal metal for scrap, you’re a Socialist.

If you say “PUBLIC storm grates?”, you’re a Libertarian.

6 thoughts on “psst! wanna buy a metal grate?

  1. […] Psst!  Wanna buy a metal grate?  (The Munchkin Wrangler) Here’s a quick political quiz: You read a story about some scruffy small-caliber criminals stealing public storm grates for scrap. […]

  2. ATLien says:

    If you destroy the thief and everyone in his neighborhood, you’re a sith lord.

  3. Fred2 says:

    I don;t get how these guys don’t get arrested.

    Pull up to scrap dealer. hey man, got a load a iron grates.

    Man, looks, picks up cell phone and calls police: Missing iron grates? Yeah? Got your guy here, his truck is hanging from my magnet as of, BONG!, Now. Take your time it’s 45ft up.

    I mean they are hard to hide and don’t look like scrap. What gives? Are they cutting them up a little?

  4. BobG says:

    They are getting away with it because they know scrap dealers who don’t care.

  5. Fred2 says:

    There you go, me being naive and honest.

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