So this morning I'm messing about on my computer with the channel for the Minneapolis Police Department on in the background, when I hear a call come in. There are about half a dozen kids, approximate ages 12 - 16, who are stealing bicycles from a bicycle shop display in front of the store. Each kid grabs a bike and stashes it down the outside stairwell of a building close by, and then goes back to steal another. The kids are having a right good old time, laughing and swiping bikes.
Unbeknownst to the kids, there is an old man who is a guard. He is inside the shop, monitoring the outside activity that is showing up on the security cameras. He can identify each kid, which bikes they stole and where the stolen bikes are.
Police are on the way. And I'm guessing that these little hoodlums won't be smiling shortly.
But I am, for all I could think of was:
"Old age and cunning will triumph over youth and enthusiasm every time."