Crime and Punishment
As someone who hates chewing gum, particularly stepping on it, I’ve twice exclaimed in horror, “If I were ruler of the world, I’d have anyone who spat gum on the ground have their thumbs cut off….just a little.” Including myself if I ever committed such an offence.
Just kidding. Maybe 49 lashes as opposed to 50 (Singapore infamously does the latter). And by 49 lashes, I mean eyelash implants.
Vogue Nippon model Judith Bedard looks bitter, devastated and clearly remorseful:
Or she has a headache. (For more eyelash ‘dos’, peruse Love Them Or Leave Them: Crazy False Lashes.)
Seriously, there’s no good reason to stick an unwanted gum wad to the underbelly of a table. No good reason to drop it on the sidewalk either. If you don’t want it, neither does anyone else. Might I suggest the trash can?
And on the same topic of harsh punishments….what do you think about labor camps for drug addicts? A legitimate form of rehab, or no?
And if shelling cashews sounds as trivial as shelling pistachios to you….it’s not. Cashew shells are caustic (acid) and cause burns.
For some, a Los Angeles boot camp for teens might hit closer to home:
An investigation revealed that supervisors forced participants to chug water until they vomited.
For your further consideration:
Now, for those readers who cannot sympathise with drug addicts, what about internet addiction? Imagine if addiction to Facebook (RenRen in China) warranted death by beating….