I was hoping the payoff on this would be bigger
I got pretty excited when I heard about the arrest of the "Winnie the Pooh Bandit" today. I figured that's got to be a great story, but I was a little let down. Basically, he's just some scumbag with pitbulls who's been in jail before and robbed three banks for a total of $5,000 or so. As my daughter would say, "Borrrring." I was really hoping for a thoughtful, kind-hearted, Tao of Pooh kind of bank robber. But, no, he just was wearing a Pooh T-shirt one time. The good news? They bagged him thanks to surveillance footage that was released. Someone recognized him and ratted him out. Score points for cameras. The bad news? He didn't say to his arresting officer, by way of explanation for his deeds, "Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?" Nor, while robbing them, did he offer to bank patrons, "Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering." Because that would have been kind of awesome.