An international theft syndicate has been uncovered by Detective Kronos of the Time Crimes Unit since our last interview.
He kindly allowed me a few minutes of his time as he covered the details of the raid.
Our investigation into serial time killers gave us a worthwhile lead, he said.
One killer admitted that he’d procrastinated all his life which gave him so much time, he had no option but kill it. He named Procrastination Inc as the cause of his problems.
We’ve always suspected they were involved with time theft.
The kingpin of the operation Pro Crastinus, a foreign national, was taken in for questioning. We interrogated him but his reputation kept him from confessing any involvement. His lawyer from Squander & Sons insisted we charge or release him which we did as there was no evidence linked to him.
It was not entirely fruitless as we discovered some revealing documentation, as well as the Procrastinators’ Creed.
The people he employed had no idea of his secret agenda. They used technology to do his dirty work.
Crastinus manipulated two universal human traits namely boredom and laziness. He targeted the workplace as most people work for mammon to gain time. The Thought Police are looking into this link between Mammon and Procrastination. However, his devious plan did not stop there.
What was his modus operandi, I asked.
He hijacked the purpose of technology which was to make our lives easier and save time. The ingenious part of his plan was the disguise he used. People everywhere are familiar with computers and the internet. Take a computer for example. Its primary function is to help with work related processes like documentation, accounts, spreadsheets and the like. A simple machine has combined all these functions that does all of this and more. Mail is a click away to anywhere in the world.
These functions are good if they’re used the right way. But this is where his insidious agenda crept in.
People were entrapped by technology with the vice of boredom. Instead of working, they wasted their time using attractive programs designed to be addictive.
What did he gain out of this syndicate?
The baffling aspect of this crime is that he makes no money from it, Kronos said.
This was very puzzling but after interviewing the suspect, the true purpose of his mission became apparent.
He’s always been known as the thief of time but with the advent of technology and the population explosion, his greed knew no bounds. Network and multi level marketing schemes became his obsession. This allowed him to steal time on an international level 24 hours a day using people to do it. It was so successful that he expanded his operation into homes with TV, satellite TV and gaming.
It’s a perfect plan. People steal time for him with no trace back to him.
But what did he gain from it?
This is where his true motivation becomes clear. He gains control over you and steals your life!
Are you committing suicide?
What could you have done with all the time you have wasted?
Are you a serial procrastinator?
Procrastination has been called a thief – the thief of time. I wish it were no worse than a thief. It is a murderer; and that which it kills is not time merely, but the immortal soul.