We recently downloaded a free iPhone application, the name of which implied the app could identify sexual predators. We decided to test it out at our local supermarket.
We braced ourselves for the possibility that a few individuals we encountered–perhaps even people we knew–might be sexual predators. But we could not have prepared ourselves for the degenerate horror into which we had thrust ourselves. Moments after we started the application, it registered a deviant. As we moved around the store trying to triangulate and identify individual perverts, the data on the phone showed a dizzying increase in suspicious individuals.
Eventually the data were showing more sexual predators in the immediate area than we could visually confirm, possibly indicating that some were hiding between the rows of food, or perhaps secreted under the flooring or in the back room. Since the threat posed a greater danger than we were prepared to face, we chose to alert the authorities.
We were understandably chagrined when the police informed us that the application was a pedometer–a device which measures walking or running distance, and not a pedo-meter, which furthermore, they were quick to point out, does not exist.