I came across this rather odd news article a little while ago. “Ultimate Thrill: Get Abducted For $1,226“.
Well heeled executives in France are paying big money to a company that arranges faux kidnappings. It seems that the thrills of bungee jumping and alpine skiing have faded, and adrenaline junkies with more money than sense are looking to add a little spice to their life.
After the contracts and liability waivers are all signed, and I suppose the check has cleared, the kidnapping kompany will lie in wait, lurking until the best time to strike! That way the surprise and emotions are at their most fevered.
A spokesperson for the firm which arranges these hijinks goes all psychobable in an attempt to justify the service. The clients are facing their worst fears in a controlled setting, hence it is good for their mental health!
I loved this part….
“While paying “victims” might find the experience cathartic, however, there’s little guarantee of how innocent bystanders might react to witnessing a kidnapping in broad daylight.”
For some reason, I don’t see an American version of the company having too much success if they set up shop in Texas.
(Cross posted over at Hell in a Handbasket.)
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Seeing attempted kidnappers gunned down by armed American citizens might be more catharsis than they can handle. That degree of catharsis is called diarrhea.
on the contrary, I think the customers will get max value for their buck…with bonus street fire.
Since IIRC 1 in every 50 Texans has a concealed carry license, fake kidnappers would face a non-trivial risk that any random bystander would be armed and would have legal authorization to use lethal force to prevent what would appear to all reasonable observers as a felony crime presenting a substantial risk of lose of life.
See, this is why Texans hunt. It keeps our economic elites from getting so board they go squarely.
Squirrelly, I meant squirrelly. They’re already pretty square.
Life imitates “art” — http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119174/
When I first read your correction, I thought you were saying your mistake was saying they would get “squire-ly”.
There’s even more art for life imitate in this area.
Does this underscore that “Inspector Clouseau” was a spot-on satire of the French “mind”?
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