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Monday, August 24, 2009

Pop quiz!

Imagine you work as a subcontractor for a bank. The bank wants photos of a bunch of properties on which it holds mortgages to confirm the properties are being kept up and to check the condition of properties on which the mortgage is in default, so off you go in your car with your trusty camera and start snapping away. One homeowner sees you parked in front of his house taking pictures and gets a bit testy. He marches out to the car and wants to know who you are and what the hell you think you're doing taking pictures of his house. Maybe he even gets a bit irate and slaps his hand down on hood of your car. This is not your first day on the job and probably not your first irate homeowner. What do you do?

  1. Laugh at him and drive away.
  2. Show him your business card, tell him the bank sent you out to take photos of his house and tell him you'll be happy to wait while he calls your office to confirm your story.
  3. Stick your .357 magnum in his face before he scratches the paint on your Ford Escort.
Answer key
1. You are an asshole.
2. You are a professional.
3. You are a Republican


h/t to JJ at Unrepentant Old Hippie

2 comments:

David said...

That was such an awesome story. And the defense of the gun-toting was equally brilliant--all "People hate us for taking pictures of the homes we are taking away...while acting like assholes".

2nd Amendment assholes.

the rev. paperboy said...

I liked the bass-akwards notion that he was "de-escalating" the situation by pulling a gun. That's like de-escalating the Iraq War by nuking Syria, which I suppose would be greeted with cheer in certain wingnut circles.