Wednesday, November 30, 2011
This all reminds me of something I've noticed about these briefcases though. Did you ever notice when the "bad guys" passed a load of cash or drugs they always sent the case along with? I guess when you are exchanging a few hundred grand perhaps it doesn't matter that you are giving up a $400 briefcase, but what if the drug dealer had a sentimental attachment to the case? Can they just dump the cash or the drugs into a brown paper sack and send them on their way? Would they feel shortchanged if they gave up their nice shiny briefcase but in return they were given a hello kitty messenger bag? What are the rules for bag exchanges during drug deals... this is information I just can't figure out via Wikipedia.
Also, why don't drug dealers ever use cheap duffel bags? I have to tell you if I know I'm going to walk away from a deal with either a pile of cocaine or a pile of cash... I'm thinking I would rather have it in a backpack or something. Because if a cop sees a guy walking down the street with a metal briefcase he might start asking questions. On the other hand, if a cop sees someone walking around with a backpack... well that is just another guy with a backpack. He blends in - that is the entire point right?
Ok so clearly I'm never going to actually own a silver metal briefcase, because I don't wish to be confused with a drug dealer and I don't want to deal with the hassles of the TSA if I ever decide to fly somewhere. Plus, I'm more a function over form type of guy... so I'd much rather have something with a shoulder strap and something that I can easily stow a laptop in without needing to remember a random three digit combination.
You have to admit though... walking around with a silver briefcase would probably turn some heads. Maybe not because people think it is cool, but people wondering if they were sucked into a time vortex and arrived back in 1987... you know - back when people actually used briefcases.