The more minor something is, the more attention it gets from The System. For example, police have constant traffic and parking ticket campaigns. These campaigns get more attention than crime. Is that because tickets bring The System money and crime does not?
A friend told me how he received a speeding ticket on his way home one time. When he got home he found thieves had broken into his house. They stole the usual cash and jewelery, and other items that had sentimental value and could never be replaced. The police never caught the thieves or recovered any of his property.
Where were the police when the thieves broke into the house? The police were looking after their priorities.
Yesterday at the North York Center food court, I saw a security guard making sure no one had his or her cell phone or computer plugged into a food-court electrical outlet. “It’s against mall regulations,” I overheard him lecture some students. This security guard’s electric-plug patrol was happening as I was leaving the food court to take the subway.
The subway entrance has two doorways leading to it: one doorway from the mall and one doorway from outside. Mall security guards patrol the subway entrance.
How thick the cigarette smoke was when I walked through the mall doors to the subway! Three homeless, drunk, old men had come in from the outside, and were drinking and smoking. They had been in there for some time because of the amount of cigarette smoke in the air.
Where were the security guards? They, like the police, have priorities.