Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Running to the government

Claire Wolfe had a link that is an engaging waste of time. It is on a fishing forum and is about "weird things found in the woods". Fascinating, if you have a lot of time to waste.

It made me think of some of the things I have found over the years, but this isn't about that.

No, what gets to me is how many of those "findings"were dutifully (and immediately) reported to agents of The State. I have found my share of marijuana patches and it never even crossed my mind to run to the nearest government employee to report them. I never found a dead body, and I'm glad. I would be conflicted about what to do. I might make an anonymous tip to a funeral home or something.

Never, at any stage of my life, did the default setting in my brain involve running to the government. Is that really such an odd thing?


1 comment:

  1. I would call the cops for a questionable dead body or remains only because I have no alternative institution to notify and I believe their family's deserve to know their fate. Maybe un-exploded bombs too. Anything else I'd just handle myself or ignore. All but the worst-case stuff will revert to natural decomposition in nature's good time.