Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How to steal beer from Walmart

Dress as armored car driver = $75,000.
And other lessons in observation. Pay attention. There will be a quiz.

Here's today's challenge, boys and girls: Steal 16 cases of Bud Light from a Walmart in broad daylight and take it out the front door.

Let's cut to the chase. Dress like a deliveryman. It works. Ryan Shmeizer, who apparently is a venture capitalist, someone who should understand stealing, says the beer feat was accomplished by Frank William Abagnale, Jr., an American security consultant known for his history as a former confidence trickster, check forger, and impostor between the ages of 15 and 21.

Got himself some free beer.
He'd be a fun guy to get to know, except you'd want to periodically check for you watch and wallet. I googled it and couldn't confirm that Abagnale stole beer from Walmart. {The guy in the photo to the left actually did.) Abagnale wouldn't have stooped so low. After all he impersonated an airline pilot and a doctor. Not the kind to role beer out of Walmart.

It seems that lots of people play dress up to steal things. Like these guys who put on reflective vests and broke into a zoo.

I don't know why people like to pick on Walmart. I'd rather they rob Sears or Kmart, which seem to be going out of business anyway. However, don't take those black hoses from Sears, because I need to purchase a couple of them before spring and before Sears goes bankrupt.
Good citizens.

So, do you really see what you see? In this age of terrorism, shouldn't you pay better attention to what you see around you? After all,we're instructed that, "If you see something, say something."

You've seen the famous video of the gorilla, no?

Imagine you are asked to watch a short video (below) in which six people-three in white shirts and three in black shirts-pass basketballs around. While you watch, you must keep a silent count of the number of passes made by the people in white shirts. At some point, a gorilla strolls into the middle of the action, faces the camera and thumps its chest, and then leaves, spending nine seconds on screen. Would you see the gorilla?

Here's your test: In the video, how many deliverymen do you see?

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