Sunday, May 28, 2006

Sneaky, but Ingenius

I received this story via E-mail from a younger brother. I don't know if it's true or a newborn Urban Legend, but it is cute.

(This is from a friend of a friend of a friend.)

I have a friend, Wallace, who is president of his Homeowner's Association in Washington. They are having a terrible problem with trash on the side of the roads around their neighborhood. The reason is the construction of six big new homes which are being built around their subdivision.

Wallace said the trash is being generated by the Mexican work crews at the construction sites. (McDonald bags, Coke Bottles, pizza boxes, Burger King bags, etc.). They have pleaded with the site supervisors and the general contractor to no avail; called the City, County and the Police and got no help. So guess what some people in his community did?

They organized about twenty folks, named themselves the Inner Neighborhood Services" (INS) and started going out at lunch time to "police" the area themselves. What they did while picking up the trash is HILARIOUS!

They got some navy blue baseball caps and had the initials "INS" in gold put on the caps. It doesn't take a rocket scientist, however, to understand what they hoped people would think it meant.

Well, the day after their first pick-up detail - with them wearing the INS caps and some carrying cameras - 46 out of 68 of the construction workers did not show up for work the next morning! And they haven't come back yet! It has been ten days.

Now I understand the general contractor is madder than hell, but can't say anything publicly, because he could be busted for hiring "illegal aliens."

Wallace and his bunch can't be accused of impersonating INS folks because their Homeowner Association allows them to vote to form new committees within the association. They also informed the INS about what they were doing in advance. According to Wallace, the INS basically said “Have at it."


As I have said more than once, immigrants from anywhere that are willing to play by the rules and contribute to our society are more than welcome. Immigrants that do not play by the rules, and entering illegally is not playing by the rules, or simply drain our resources are not welcome.


Blogger Robosquirrel said...

Probably not true, but great story just the same.

11:46 AM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

Excellent story, and even if it's not true ... it's a great idea.

9:29 PM  
Blogger jgf said...

True or not, it was a great read!

11:12 PM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

Very good story. Thanks Shoprat.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Even if it isn't true, it's a good idea! Maybe someoone will really do it.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Thunderstick said...

Thanks Shoprat, you took the edge of a rather dull evening.

1:11 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home