My sister told me someone stole one of the SpongeBobs perched atop the local Burger Kings in Columbus, and supposedly left a ransom note. Alan wondered aloud, “If I were running a publicity campaign, that sounds like the sort of thing I’d do — stage a theft, that is.”
Turns out no staging was necessary. SpongeBobs are being nicked all over the country. What do you think BK paid for this publicity? How much do you think the person who dreamed all this up will get in his or her Christmas bonus?
It’s not enough.
Marci said on December 1, 2004 at 9:07 am
*rolls eyes* Only in St. Mary’s County…
Dwight Brown said on December 1, 2004 at 1:42 pm
“Although the offense is punishable by up to 18 months in jail and a $500 fine, Simon and Mercure said they’re proud of their achievement.”
They’re *proud* of committing a crime? They’re *proud* of being thieves? Perhaps I’m taking this too seriously, but I find that appalling.
Nance said on December 1, 2004 at 3:41 pm
Well, while nicking an inflatable cartoon character is technically a crime, like dumping Fizzies in the natatorium, it’s probably not one a kid will feel shame over in the future. I think he’ll probably stop hooting when he has to pay the fine and do the community service.
I’d be embarrassed rather than proud, but that’s just me.
Dwight Brown said on December 2, 2004 at 11:36 am
You’re probably right (and more rational about this than I am, for some reason).
But mostly, I wanted to mention that the phrase “Fizzies in the natatorium” provoked a much-needed smile. Thanks.
Thank you. I’m Peter Graves.
nancyrowsell said on December 8, 2004 at 6:36 pm
by the way, you’re my first proper e-mail, wow! Nancy, Paul and Sproggs x