Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Curiosity killed the Jane

Dear Internets,

In the past two days, I have almost committed two completely different random acts of curiosity that (apparently) could have resulted in government officials with guns and warrants busting down my door. I really need to remember that just because I *can* figure out how to do something doesn't mean I should actually do it. Darn me and my and my ability to always find the work-around I wasn't supposed to know about!

(I should probably not ever be allowed to have a job that gives me any responsibility or access to anything important. Actually, I probably shouldn't even be allowed near a computer...)

It kind of reminds me of a story one of my high school teachers told. Apparently, he and some friends figured out how to convert semi-automatic rifles into fully-automatic rifles (um.... I guess the best explanation I can give you is "this is Texas..?"). He said they came very close to being hauled off by ATF agents. Fortunately the agents realized (in Mr. R's words) that they "were just a bunch of dumbass kids who didn't know any better."

Just goes to show you that you that it is possible to accidentally land yourself in federal prison. Say no to the shiny buttons kids!

Love always,
Jane

6 comments:

Suzanne said...

I kind of really want to know what you found....

sleepyjane said...

I'm with Suzanne here. :)

Kim said...

I agree, more detail is needed.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

HAHAHA just that last sentence is awesome.

miss petite america said...

i've always been afraid i might land myself in prison for doing something i didn't realize was wrong.

lastnameunknown said...

When I was a prosecutor, we'd call that first degree stupidity, or being stupid in the 1st degree. Or we'd just say, it was stupid, but it wasn't criminal.

Hank