180. Sticky Fingers

You can take the teacher out of the classroom but you can’t take the teaching out of her mojo.  Take my niece, Chris Milner, as an example.

After retiring from her long and distinguished career as a kindergarten teacher, Chris works today helping computer users navigate in the Mac world. She can’t help it.  Teaching is part of her DNA, and until now, she has always used this gift nobly and honorably.

That’s why I was shocked – yes, shocked –  to find an email from her this week containing a video which could be titled “Pick Pocketing 101”.  Apparently, my niece has decided it’s time I learn to pick a pocket or two.

Chris wrote: “Vegging out and watching Rachel Ray this morning, I saw these two on the show with their ‘hand dancing’ – a big YouTube sensation!  They described it as the reverse of Irish Dancing and what Irish dancers do to practice routines.”

A likely story.


I have to tell you that Octo-woman got real excited watching the video, and now she wants to learn to do it.  Unfortunately, Chris can refer to it all she wants to as “hand-dancing”, but that’s not what the Seattle police call it.  Nice try, though.

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The photo above is of a painting called “The Fortune Teller” painted by Georges de La Tour around 1630.  Note the female pickpocket cleverly relieving the unsuspecting rich boy of his money.

Never let it be said that this blob doesn’t have a lot of class!  Along with helpful tutorials from Chris on how to launch your own profitable  life of crime.


 

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2 Responses to 180. Sticky Fingers

  1. Joan Fitzpatrick says:

    And knowing you, you will learn to do this. When you do, be sure to show us a video. Chris probably will learn to do it, so she can teach it to her grandchildren. You are right about her. She is a great teacher. I have learned a lot from her, and, I am the mother.

  2. Gretchen Covey says:

    Mom and Chris!

    Thanks for the inspiring ‘hand dancing’ video! I am constantly amazed at people’s creativity.

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