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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 02:38 pm
US reader R. J. forwards soothing information to a worried Australian:
I’m a lawyer, and I recently had to put up with a series of calls from the Australian Embassy regarding one of your nationals who pleaded guilty in Federal Court. This particular defendant had been a US resident for decades, but Oz was there for its own when it came time to go to jail, even though, of course, s/he confessed to his/her crimes. Didn’t do this person any good, but it did annoy me. I mean, look, you’re not supposed to want to go to jail, OK? It’s supposed to suck. That’s why it’s called “jail” and not “Beaches all-inclusive family resort.”
Anyway, if Mortoyanks runs into trouble with US law enforcement, he may rest assured that someone, somewhere, will be bothered by a polite Aussie diplomat calling repeatedly.
And that diplomat will be ignored.