Origaming the system

Another example of the method of protest being more entertaining than the actual circumstance being protested:

According to a report from the Times Record News, police say a Wichita Falls, TX man refused to leave the county courthouse while trying to pay his tax bill.

Paying your bill is totally legal, of course, but a county tax official accused him of disrupting the operation and efficiency of the tax office because he handed over his $600 payment with $1 bills folded so tightly, each one “required tax office personnel approximately six minutes to unfold each bill,” police say.

Staff attempted to eject him; when he wouldn’t go, they hauled him off to jail. They didn’t say what he used to post $500 bail. Me, I just want to know how someone in Texas has a property-tax bill of only $600.


  1. fillyjonk »

    5 February 2015 · 4:38 pm

    I’m gonna remember that the next time the Post Office loses my water bill payment and the city sends me a nastygram telling me they’re going to cut me off.

    “Here! $45 in tiny swans!”

  2. Charles Pergiel »

    6 February 2015 · 9:27 am

    There’s a whole lot of land in West Texas that has no value at all. Well, maybe as a barrier to riff-raff.

  3. McGehee »

    6 February 2015 · 3:12 pm

    That’s the thing about supply and demand.

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