It’s Different for Some People

Nice shirts!

I noticed that the story about the UCLA jocks who were arrested for shoplifting in China disappeared pretty quickly. Some stories stay on the Internet news sites as “Breaking News” for weeks, but not this one.

I wonder why.

You had to love the press conference that was arranged for their public apology where they were all wearing matching UnderArmour shirts with the UCLA logo.

Do you think they all might have stopped to buy those shirts together at the campus bookstore? I’m not saying the company gave them to the school, who then gave them to the ball players. But, then again . . . .

What if, instead of jocks, this incident had involved science, technology, engineering and mathematics students? Would the President have gone to the Chinese leader and asked for them to be released?

Silly question:

  1. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba would never invite boring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics students for an all-expense paid trip to China.
  2. Those are the kind of people who know that it’s wrong to steal sunglasses from anybody on any continent for any reason.

One response to “It’s Different for Some People

  1. Hey, Steve, even geology students know it’s wrong to rip off a postcard and it’s right to be thankful and grateful if they were ever sent to China on a rock-
    seeing all-expense paid excursion from my alma mater, UCLA. My good ol’ Mexican dad’s words again ring true: There is a distinction between being Merely “graduated” and truly “educated.” Good Post. Thanks,–rick

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