The cat chased the mouse on Tom and Jerry. The cat was the bad guy and always lost and was banged up as a result. One time my older brother turned to me and said, I'd like the cat to win one time. My seven year old self nodded in agreement.
I guess this is why we like anti-heros like Tony Soprano and the Breaking Bad dude.
What brought this to mind is news of a middle aged, overweight woman who comes from a good, long established family with a husband and sons working as firemen or sheriff deputies being investigated for missing funds. She may be innocent. I hope it is just a mistake in the system. The news is ominous in that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is doing the inquiry.
Now one theft I did not feel sorry for the thief was a couple that were draining an elderly man's bank accounts. They bought ridiculous things like ski jets and other luxury items. Blowing the money away like it was nothing. Have you ever noticed the wastefulness of some people with money they steal?
I guess if someone is hurt and affected, you feel angry at the criminal. But if it is a corporation or government entity, you feel enough distance to feel some sympathy for the perpetrator at times. And why should I feel that way. It is not like they are stealing to save a child's life or help anyone else. It is usually just plain ole materialistic greed.
Anyway, I have had a rusty cough for the past two weeks. It started with a cold but it is just my old allergies jumping at the opportunity to rear it's head. Next year, we may pile into the minivan and go to Arizona during February and March. Meanwhile I've written the following ditty. I've been following a blog called It's Rhyme Time. After reading I tend to think in rhymes.
I have the crud is all I can say
I've snorted, hacked coughed away
Pear trees are a bloom
I can only fume
With pollen all day
My cough wont go away
Will this be my doom
Sitting in my tomb
School kids will pay
Calling me out to play
When they sing out my name
I'll make some coughing fame
On an evening with a full moon
I'll make a big boom
They'll be singing my tune
Croaking like a loon
I'll feel better soon
And sit on a ocean dune
Have a hop and skip on a sunny day
My cough finally at bay