Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Say what???

It seems that police officers in Thailand are being naughty. Some of them have been caught littering, parking in prohibited areas, or arriving late -- among other dastardly deeds.

To stamp out this epidemic of heinous wrong doings, Thai officials have decided to make the offending officers wear a hello kitty armband for one day. But, only in the division office. I guess making them wear hello kitty armbands in public would be a fate worse than death.

For the full news story see Thai officials hope Hello Kitty can shame errant cops on CNN.

I don't know if I should laugh, feel sorry for the officers, or be offended and outraged at the insult to hello kitty.


Kengo Biddles said...

So cute! ^_^

GeckoMan said...

This is a stellar management technique that maybe we could suggest in Ward Council for more effectively dealing with M & P in the church.

Abelard Enigma said...

... effectively dealing with M & P in the church

What a great idea!

Of course, it could backfire. If enough guys in church ended up wearing the hello kitty armband - it could become a fashion statement. Then, even the guys who don't have a problem with M & P would want to start wearing it.

J G-W said...

I read this one to my partner, and he said if HE were a Thai policeman, he'd be littering like a maniac just so he could wear the Hello Kitty armband permanently.

Abelard Enigma said...

Maybe we should all start wearing pink hello kitty armbands as a show of solidarity for the disgraced Thai policemen.

Beck said...

It reminds me of a construction site where if you forgot to wear your hard hat, the superintendent made you wear a "pink" one from the trailer that day.

For a while it was a great deterent, but in time, backfired, and became a kind of statement of "bucking authority", almost an award for doing so.