“What Were They Thinking??” Department

Fans of “Breaking Bad” (I am) will get a shock of recognition reading the following news item, from a couple weeks ago:

An ill-conceived effort to get rid of a pesky bird at a cookie factory with a dose of bird shot backfired when a worker at a dough machine was hit by a stray pellet.

–“A bird in a cookie factory leads to shots, trip to court”  (Star Tribune; 2/8/11)

Substitute “meth lab” for “cookie factory” and “house fly” for “bird,” and you have in a nutshell the plot of one of the weirder (and more inspired) “Breaking Bad” episodes.

Can you say, “truth is stranger than fiction?”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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