Saturday, March 12, 2011

Intelligence: A Matter of Perception

Ben was a kind, hard working fellow, a solid family man, and reliable friend. He had spent 38 years of his life in the maintenance department at the plant. That is until the plant closed in late 2008. Plant operations moved overseas. His pension vanished, as had his dream of a reasonably comfortable retirement for he and his wife. Although kind hearted, hard working and reliable, he had never been accused of being intelligent. Yet, somehow Ben had managed to quietly and efficiently divert some $30 million dollars from the investment account of Goldman Sach's CEO to an untraceable account in the Caymans.

Jenny Matlock

18 comments:

  1. The man is a genius!! Here's a cheer and a slap on the back for the common man!! Hurray!!
    !!

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  2. I loved it ... it's always the ones you least expect! :o)

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  3. Clever and well executed.

    Good job!

    =)

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  4. Nicely written and I love the twist at the end...even though he stole major money from a possibly corrupt big cheese, doesn't make it o.k.

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  5. Woo Hoo! Although I do not condone theft, I can appreciate the greedy getting what they deserve. :) Very clever indeed!~Ames

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  6. oh my. I got goosebumps. great job.

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  7. Well done Jeff! Guess he just figured he was getting his portion of the bailout. Clever use of the prompt. Kat

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  8. Now that's one resourceful man. I'd love to have his lack of intelligence! Great post, Jeff.
    xoRobyn

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  9. I also had my guy be an embezzler, but yours was so much more adventurous!

    Good job!

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  10. That was an interesting read Jeff ... i wonder what he will do now ...

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  11. Jeff,

    You've done it again! This is very visual and heartfelt, and I never saw the twist coming. Great!

    Namaste..........cj

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  12. Brilliant, loved the twist at the end, it came out of nowhere. Nice write Jeff!

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  13. Oh yes! The quiet ones can surprise you!

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  14. Have you got his phone number I am single now

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  15. LOL! It couldn't happen to a nicer guy! Great take on this, Jeff!

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  16. Imaginative,entertaining,nice twist. You certainly are prolific ... and atleast you receive comments, that's always encouraging.

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  17. Aha! Ben is one of those silent waters kinda guys.

    30 mil! Go, Ben, go! Go far Ben! I'm afraid they're gonna catch you!

    Thanks for the laugh Jeff. This was superb.

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