Insider Trading

July 24, 2008

Pebble 2:  Who’s Martha Stewart?

Pebble 1: Mom, didn’t Martha Stewart go to jail?

Me:  Yep.

Pebble 1: What did she go to jail for?

Me:  Um… Tax evasion?

The Mr.: No, it was for insider trading.

Pebble 1:  Is that when she was stealing someone else’s recipes?

Much hilarity ensues….

Ahh!  That was awesome!

  • Actually, she went to jail for lying to the feds, not for insider trading. If she had just kept her mouth shut, she probably wouldn’t have been convicted of anything.

    Moral of the story: always talk to a lawyer before you talk to the cops.

    As far as recipes go, I’ll bet she was terribly popular among the more domestically-oriented inmates. I can just imagine the women there shanking each other for recipes and interior design ideas.