For United States residents who are completely, unnecessarily reliant upon the government and taxpayers for their income, few things are as important as receiving what they believe they are “entitled” to receive — even, apparently, the well-being of others around them.
One man in Augusta, Maine, who did not receive his requested government assistance took out his anger on an entire city building by releasing roughly 100 bedbugs, according to the news website CentralMaine.com.
Charles Manning, 74, entered Augusta City Center on June 2 to apply for welfare. However, when he found out he did not qualify for the program, he took out a cup of live bedbugs and slammed it on the counter.
Around 100 of the nasty creatures swarmed out of the cup and spread throughout the building, causing city officials to close the office for the remainder of the day, according to the Portland (Maine) Press Herald.
Authorities reported that the man had complained to the code enforcement office earlier that day about bedbugs at his apartment and left. He apparently returned, hoping for government assistance to provide him a new home. When he was denied that assistance, he let the bugs loose.
Anyone who has dealt with the plague of bedbugs — and the expense of getting rid of them — knows just what “plague cup” Manning laid on the city employees. It’s not pretty.
Matt Nazar, city development director, said Manning told police that he wanted the city staff to “experience the same thing he was experiencing.”
“Frankly, the General Assistance office has nothing to do with bedbugs,” Nazar said. “It’s an extraordinary bit of misdirected anger.”
Unfortunately, those who expect the government to provide for their every material need suffer from a severe case of “misdirected hand out syndrome.” They want to put their hands in everybody’s pockets except their own.
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