Marquel, TPVs NYTimes Lazy Americans Section correspondent was walking through a public space when he stopped for a latte and read: Gate Bearing Notorious Slogan, “Arbeit macht frei,” Is Stolen From Dachau Site. The police said at least two adults must have been involved, noting that they not only had to cut the heavy object loose, but also had to heave it over an outer gate. The sign is infamous. It says, in German, “work makes you free.” Marquel was on the phone with Interpol asking whether the sign had shown up.
“It was first spotted in Shanghai,” the inspector said. “Installed at the entrance to an Apple factory. They really want those kids to work harder. We tried to get it back but they got wind of it and it disappeared again.”
“Oh sure, we’re on top of it. It then appeared briefly at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Some bigwig decided it would send a message to American workers. We arrived five minutes too late. It was gone.”
“It’s hard to hide a sign like that, especially if people want it read.”
“Tuesday night it appeared at the entrance to the U.S. Capitol building. The Tea Party put it up to encourage the new congressmen to work harder. We actually got our hands on it, shipped it back to Germany, and it was diverted in transit.” He said.
“We’re watching the most likely sites. But so far, no sign of it.”
“First the obvious places, prisons and such. Then a lot of Florida resorts where absolutely no one works. But we’ve got a big tip and we may have it by morning.”
“The Stock Exchange. It looks like they’ve already put some mounting brackets over the entrance.”
“I suppose because nobody works there.”
“Well, similar work habits, but at the stock exchange they don’t work. And they’re rich. Nice combination if you can do it.” He asserted.