Hey, you! That's right, I'm talking to you punks who ripped up the French Basin Trail Saturday night. Back at the scene of the crime, eh? What, you waited until dark, slipped out from under your rocks and vented some misdirected anger at the world by wiping out the hard work of people who actually do hard work? Life’s rough. Yes, hard work -- it's when you actually use your brain and your muscles to contribute something positive.
Got mud on your sneakers punks. That puts you at the scene. Yup, a lot a rain and a lot of mud Saturday night. The rain probably wiped out most of your footprints. Probably not all of them. You wearing a size 9.5?
You're proof that Darwin's theory of evolution is just a lot of garbage. Survival of the stupid is more like it. Stupid is how the police chief described what you guys did. There's nothing fit about minds that conceive and carry out destruction against their own community.
Oh, you guys don't actually live in Annapolis Royal? Thought about that as a possibility. See, people in Annapolis Royal care about their town.
Is that a smirk on your face? Something funny? Come on share it with the class. Think you got away with something? Tell you what. You got away with nothing. What goes around comes around. Karma. You don't get caught this time so you'll do it again. The thing is, it eventually catches up with you. It might not be bashing signs on the French Basin Trail. How about stealing a car or selling some pot? You thought about that, didn't you? Easy money. The world owes you a livin’. Your type always raises the ante, and odds are when you do get caught it'll be for something big. But that's good. It means we'll be able to put you away for a while. The beautiful, pristine French Basin Trail will be looking pretty good from where you'll be sitting. It's still short a few signs but probably better than having signs that say C-Block.
Ohhh! You're lookin' angry now! Somethin’ I said? We're shakin' in our boots over here. Gonna rip down some more signs? Throw a few benches in the water? Maybe you could go into somebody's back yard and smash up a birdhouse or two, steal a little girl's backpack and dump the contents. Yeah, she'd like that back by the way. Wasn't you took it? Well there's some other punks need talking to but that doesn't mean you're not guilty of The Great French Basin Trail Interpretive Signs Massacre of 2012.
Three hundred bucks a sign, punk. That's just the cost of the sign. Add another seven hundred for the work that went into designing them and putting them up. Yup, town works guys spent a week at it. You wrecked about 10 grand worth of work. Happy?
You’re lookin’ surprised. You know if you were under age your folks would likely end up paying for it. Of course you guys are all grown up, or at least you think you are, so this rampage is gonna be on your tab. Tab? That's when you take something and promise to pay for it. You punks own this. Payback's a ... hey, come on guys. Didn't mean to scare ya. Heck, Burt's not gonna throw you in the clink or anything. Least not likely. But ya gotta understand this destruction of property thing is serious stuff. Way uncool. Your friends find out you did it you're gonna be lonely for a long time. You ever been 'unfriended' on Facebook? Like that but worse. An alder switch behind the woodshed is out these days. So you're pretty safe.
You got any conscience you won't be lookin' honest people in the eye for a while.
Say, you wanna help fish this sign out of the pond? Yeah, just take that end there. Yeah, like that.