Topic "A" of conversation this morning. When we came into work one of my coworkers came striding in with "GUESS who was out robbing banks?" We looked at him and he said "Roxanne." -- "DUDE!!!!" was heard, in stereo. It was an attention grabber. Then we all huddled around the computers to see "our" very own Bonnie. She 's about 5'4" if she jumps up and down a bit -- the kind of person you wouldn't think would be someone any more capable of doing any more hard than swatting a fly or threatening her kids with no TV if they didn't do their homework.
Until about 7 or so weeks ago, this woman worked in our office, and was fired for embezzeling. She must have been out on bail when she did this robbery last Friday. [Our young boss's dad works for the FBI in San Fran - so the boss had more than a little help in seeing that her butt would have been in jail eventually anyway.]
Glad my policy is to be nice to everyone in the office!!! The FIRST bank robbery she did (unless there is a string of others in another county! which they will be investigating) would have been about the time she got fired. Something we said? Oddly enough, I remember talking to her the Friday after work, the week before she started calling in "sick" and she was saying what a hard time she was having, yada yada -- and I said "Wouldn't it make more sense for you to get a job up in Poway, where you live?" 5 kids, all pretty young. She's wrecked her life and theirs. (And she's married too.) It was when she was out "sick" that the boss was able to finge3r her as an embezzler.
Ironically the boss is very nice about advancing people a little money in advance of their checks when they need it.
Desperate times. Bonnie Parker, please pick up the white courtesy phone.