Today is Day B and I’ve got bank robbery on the brain, y’all.
As many of you probably don’t know, I spent a number of years working for a major national bank before I figured out that people would actually pay me to stay home and write in my yoga pants. Like any good bank employee, I used to give more than a little thought to the subject. When I wasn’t worried that some idiot was going to stick a gun in my face over the five grand in the teller drawer, I would think about more serious ways to take down the bank.
Seriously, who hasn’t thought about robbing their evil employer blind and getting away from it?
I never did rob my bank, obviously, but it did give me the inspiration I needed to write The Alliance, the second book in my suspense series (available May 13, 2013).
But today, I thought it would be fun to separate a little fact from fiction when it comes to bank robbery.
Did you know that 30% of all people are afraid of live chickens? I don’t actually know if this is true, but it sounds like could be. Doesn’t it?
You see, I’m one of those people who’s spent a lifetime accumulating useless bits of knowledge as though I’ll be able to stave off carjackers by telling them that a peanut isn’t really a nut but a legume. While this means I have tons of random trivia to
bore amaze my friends with, it also means that I have more facts crammed in my head than sources.
It also means that I have no idea what tidbits up here are actually true and what was total BS that someone decided to share one day.
Bring it on, y’all!
You know, I hate the expression about bringing a knife to a gun fight. Sure, in a literal sense, you’re probably wildly under-prepared – unless you’re a ninja at throwing knives or you’re in close combat grappling with someone. That’s when a knife would really be more useful.
And I get what it means to figuratively bring a knife to a gun fight. You’re not prepared. Or, maybe you’re interrupting the rapid-fire style of the verbal assault to deliver some sharp and pointed truths.
Either way, I’d rather bring a sword to a gun fight.