Comment of the Day: Tattoo Logic

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We took note of a Beaumont school district administrator who was convicted of misusing public funds, and as part of her probation was ordered by a judge to get no more tattoos.

A skin-arted reader weighed in.

Jen said:

She has also been sentenced to community service, that's the punishment. The restitution is that she will pay back what she took. As a heavily tattooed person living in Beaumont I agree with the conditions set by the Judge. Tattoos and other body mods fall under the category of discretionary spending. There have been plenty of times I wanted a new tattoo, but if the funds weren't there my skin didn't get inked. I think the point is that these are logical parameters based on how she chooses to spend money. Rather than taking harsher actions, like garnishing her wages or placing a lien on her home they've identified her 'weaknesses' and are reducing the likelihood that she will waste time repaying the government. Kudos too, for the originality of the sentence.


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