Saturday, September 29, 2007

Teen Agents?

Heard an ad on the radio yesterday I found rather disturbing. A guy in a hip, youthful type voice lets us know the state is looking for kids between the ages of 14 to 16 for hire as Tobacco Enforcement Agents. He gives a phone number to call and says the money comes from Prop 66(?) funds.

Not sure just what these kids are supposed to do. I imagine they participate in stings against tobacco retailers, just like some do with liquor. Who knows, maybe they'll even have them going around and narking on their schoolmates, telling authorities where their friends and acquaintances get their cigarettes.

Scary stuff that we have the state encouraging kids to spy on everyone.

8 Comments:

At 9:56 AM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Walk in and try and buy smokes I guess.

But I thought that at the ages of 14-16 they aren't allowed to make phone calls without their parents permission?

 
At 11:12 AM, Blogger The Boy Most Likely to ... said...

Call the number Fred, it is as easy as that.

-boy

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger mresquan said...

The state also encourages the use of surveillance cameras wherever possible.This shouldn't surprise you.Crap like this has been going on since I was born,in one form or another.

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger Fred said...

"Call the number Fred...".

I just might, if I hear the ad again and can write the number down. It caught me by surprise when I heard it yesterday.

 
At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred, do I sense some jealousy? Look on the bright side! These 14-16 year olds will no longer be competing with your business.

 
At 9:10 PM, Anonymous mildred said...

Isn't spying or is it law enforcement?

 
At 12:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their job is to hang out around town trying to bum smokes from passing adults, so the adults can be arrested and imprisoned.

You were right, Fred, about our lousy, stinking government.

 
At 9:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If no one replies to 12:51, how will 12:51 know if readers here understood his sarcasm?

 

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