What I don’t get about bank robbers

Raymond Chen

Raymond

My reaction to the news story about the so-called Barbie Bandits wasn’t disbelief or shock at the crime, but rather confusion over their over-arching plan. People rob a bank and use the money to buy stuff. Dude, cut out the federal crime; just steal the stuff directly.

When I expressed this disbelief at the lunch table, one of my colleagues took issue with my assessment. “Oh, no, the food in state prison is awful. Federal is much better.”

Raymond Chen
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