This is just too funny for words. This weekend, Boingboing ran a story about a woman who lost her camera while on holiday, and of a Canadian family that found it, but refuses to return it because doing so would upset their son. Cory received this letter:
I am sure that you must have have proof that this camera was stolen and that you just would not be accusing someone of something that you know nothing about ? I am a lawer and am interested infinding out your response please respond as I am interested in finding out what proof you have.
Don Deveny Queens council 2006-02-18
To which Cory replied:
You're a lawer? Nice to meet you. I'm a ritter.
Absolutely. best. reply. ever.
For more, read Cory's post.
What is with these people?
How about buying their kid the same camera if he likes it so much, but return the found one to it's rightful owners? In fairness, I don't think English is his first language, but ethics don't change whatever your mother tongue.
Nice parenting job guys.