Sunday, January 20, 2008

in a pig's eye

A recent edition of the New York Times reports on a Massachussetts man who robbed banks to buy lottery tickets. He was convicted. One term of his parole was that he not gamble or purchase lottery tickets. He won 1 million dollars in the lottery! All his robbery was for naught! The state threatened to take away his winnings because he had violated the terms of his parole!

The man's lawyer said that when he heard of this possibility, "I said, 'In a pig's eye.' We've got bigger fish to fry than a guy rubbing scratch tickets."

He will keep his winnings. But now he has to pay the 65.00 each month to cover the cost of parole supervision. Previously, he had been considered indigent, and not obligated to pay.

I had not heard "in a pig's eye" before, at least not that I clearly remember.

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