|Plant Thievery on the national increase.
||[Jul. 8th, 2003|04:52 pm]
Apparently, Japanese Maples in Michigan, small palms in California, and Cacti in Arizona seem to be part of a clandestine rise in theft of garden plants.|
http://www.freep.com probably has the article that appeared in today's Detroit Free Press, front page.
My theory: economy=bad, finance=tight, and travel=very minimal. Most everyone stays at the house and does nothing now a days. Those that live like they did 2 or 3 years ago are now watching their modest income and paycheck disappear about 2 days before their next one.
No one has any money. People stay home a lot.
Control factor: American sickness. Competition in all forms in capitalist society. "Anything you can do, I can do better, beeyotch."
Welp, since our sick sick society stays home a lot, our less-than moral members are looking over at the Jones's yard more. And that grass is probably greener regardless of whether it really is. So the sick members see their yard sucks, and maybe it has a couple tires sitting next to the garage, or unevenly weak grass coverage, or no grass at all to speak of. Can't water it, can't afford the bill . . .
Ah, but the Joneses aren't doing too bad. They maintain their nice yard from home improvement in the late 90s. They have a lotta green plants, and lots of cheap potted ones and maybe a cornerstone plant, an expensive one.
Maybe a sick moralless scumbag's not-so-moral cousin works in middle mgmt. level of a landscaping company. The homeboy then realizes he can make 200 dollars if he goes and takes the Jap Maple or the whatever on the front lawn.
So, scumbag takes it, gets paid, 200 to do whatevehthfug.
People be bored outta their minds sitting around, jobless, looking at their shit lawn turn brown, can't go nowhere, can't do nothing, can't even get fucking high to escape this shit life.
It could be anyone, but it's really sad regardless when some scumbag homeboys and girls be stealing relatively cheap begonias.