|Criminal Mastermind in Action|
After that scenario I moved on to handle some business and then finally to get that coffee. I almost made it there when a guy says hello to me and then starts following me. I'm used to this by now I can already tell he wants to sell me something. Turns out it's a stolen laptop. He wanted $50 bucks for it. The only catch was that in his rush to snatch it while the guy was in the bathroom or whatever (never leave your stuff unsupervised in L.A.) he forgot to take the power cord. Yep, this guy definitely needs to find a new line of work. I turned him down, he made other offers, turned those down, then he asked for food; specifically a $1 waffle. Had he asked for a dollar cash that would obviously be a no-go. Why the hell would I give funds to a thief. Yet, when someone asks for food it's hard for me to turn them down. People don't ask for food unless they are hungry and I know what's that's like so I did buy him the waffle. What can I say, major character flaw of mine.
The theme continued when I was able to watch a bootleg copy of the new Fast and Furious movie "Fast Five" at the Skid Row business center. Even the copy was bad, half the time when Vin Diesel was talking he was cut off the screen. Again, if you are going to steal or pirate a movie from the theater at least make it quality. Anyway, even though the copy of the movie was bad, the movie itself was still pretty good. Now, that was some good thievery. Vin Diesel's character always had the master plan. The Rock played his part too even though it was the typical "I'm a tough guy and now I'm gonna hunt you down and kick your ass" type of role. I'm fairly easy to please, though, because I'm pretty shallow when it comes to plot requests. The formula for me is pretty simple. Just blow something up a few times, throw in a couple brawls, then toss in a few gratuitous booty shots for good measure and I'm happy. Fast Five delivered on all of the above. The twist at the end on how they pulled off the heist was the icing on the cake, too, but I don't want to make this post a spoiler for anyone.
Moral of the story, whatever you do whether it be stealing or whatever try not to be a scrub at it. Go for the gold and polish it a little to make it professional. Like I always say, if you can't be good..then be good at it.