Among other things, I subscribe to a mailing list for the people who live in my city. Every day I see e-mails on that list asking people to take things to one location or another. As I see all these mails I can’t help but think to myself – are these people idiots?
If you hadn’t caught on by now, I live in Israel. In order to check in for a flight you have to go through a security process which includes being asked, by people who are very well trained to detect lies, “Has anyone given you something to take on the plane with you?” Anyone asking a random stranger – and let’s face it the people on the list are doing just that – to take an item to a foreign country must be out of his/her mind! Anyone offering to take something for a stranger is clearly not thinking straight. So I keep asking myself, every time I see one of these e-mails, how stupid can you be?