Shaky Things with ‘Snow’
Always been a fan of the Snow Dome … maybe not anymore
I absolutely love a ‘dumb and dumber’ story. Especially ones where the robbers show their stupidity at a level beyond belief. The videos on the current affair shows and on social media that show would-be thieves beaten up by the guy behind the counter of the convenience store are all-time faves.
Last week we all watched with pleasure as the guy in the van crashed into the police cars right outside their station. A pursuit followed where he unsuccessfully tried to outrun them. He must have been absolutely pooping his pants, not with the cops getting him, but with what his crime bosses would do to him if he was actually caught. Well, he got caught. In the back of his van was over $200 million worth of the drug Ice. Yep, you read that right, over two, hundred, million, dollars’ worth. The easiest drug bust ever, claimed our men in blue. I wonder if the guy was driving using his phone or changing radio stations, or eating takeaway? How else would he have lost concentration, knowing the pressure he was under? You’d have thought he’d be on the ball with maximum focus – you had one job mate, and all of that. Dumb and Dumber aren’t even in this guy’s league.
Well, he’s in custody now. But the story hasn’t ended. He hasn’t given up his bosses (yet). I’m sure he’ll be offered a nice immunity package to dob them in. If he does get an offer that’s too good to pass on and he names some names, he’ll want to be on the first train to anonymoustown, because with $200 million worth of Ice under his responsibility, the heads of that crime world aren’t likely to forget him very quickly. It does make you wonder though, if there’s a guy driving around with 200 mill of drugs in the back of a van … how many other guys are there just like him who don’t get caught? The only reason he got caught was because of his dumbness. Thank goodness for us he was useless.
Back in my Uni and early married days, I was obsessed with collecting Snow Domes from every place I visited. I also hooked in many of my friends to grab one when they toured, also. From the resorts in Fiji, to Turkey, to one-horse towns in the middle of nowhere, if they had a Snow Dome, then I had to have it. My collection was massive. Back in 1993, as we came back through customs in Hawaii, the lady on duty called us over into the ‘to be inspected’ line. We were tired, hungry and in no mood to have our bags emptied. The first bag the lady opened was our ‘dunny bag’ – the hard case with the zipper all the way round that’s normally is filled with deodorants, creams and makeup. Not this time. She opened it up to find 24 Shaky Things with Snow looking at her – from Disneyland, to Stonehenge, to London Bridge, to the Grand Canyon, to Lake Tahoe … we had them all. She took one more look at us, zipped the dunny bag up and said “Please go through”. Yippee! Being a pathetic tourist has its benefits. Last Sunday night saw us watch the story of the guy who imported hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Ice in liquid and ‘snow’ form inside Snow Domes. Bet he thought he’d get away with it, but they were on to him. I guess it’s not 1992 anymore mate Nowadays they’d probably crack open my tourist booty and see if there was just water and dandruff inside. I hoped they wouldn’t pick the Mickey Mouse one.