I thought I was bad

I think that I like gadgets as much as the next guy. My mom often reminds me that I don’t always have to have the latest and the greatest. (To which my reply is, “Yes, yes I do.”) For instance, I would really like one of the new Mac Minis from Apple. Sure, I already have a couple Apple Computers. (One for each hand, but I can learn to type with my toes.) I don’t have a pressing need for it, but it just looks so cool. And it’s so inexpensive. It’s a fully functioning computer, and it’s about the size of a Chicken Pot Pie Box. And I think that I would keep it on top of my TV and use it as a DVD player, but with all the movies already stored on the hard drive. Think how cool it would look up there.


I thought I was bad with wanting gadgets, but I have certainly found my superior. As I was reading some articles online the other day, I read about a kid in India who has a serious problem. You see, he was embarrassed by his mobile phone. He said that all the other kids at school had the coolest new phones, but his was old. So what does he decide to do? Find random jobs and save up to until he had enough money? Wrong! Little bucky decides to fake his own kidnapping and demand money from his parents.

One day after school, he decided not to go home. He called his dad from another part of town and, disguising his voice, he demanded that he would have to give up money if he wanted to see his kid alive again. For three days this went on. Police started to become suspicious when the kidnapper was demanding that the father give the money to the kid’s best friend. the police decided to trace the call next time it came in. A call came in and the located the phone, as they went in they found the kid with a piece of cloth over the phone. The kid had no remorse, other then the fact that he didn’t get the money for the mobile phone. You can read the story here.

Dad, if you get a call demanding for $499 plus tax, just ignore it.