Friday, 1 October 2010

Professional - is that not ironic?

I know many of you are wondering what the title means..well, here let me explain.

I recently heard of a burglary of the ground floor of a house when the owner were fast asleep on the top floor. ... "Oh they must be professional!" ...that is the comment that most said and I am sure that's what everyone reading this post is also thinking...

Is that word not weird in this context? I know I might have said that too but somehow I just can't get myself to after giving it a thought more.. How can I call a "criminal" under the eyes of law and all other law-abiding citizens (at least they don't take stuff without asking) a professional???

For some reason, I feel by describing a burglar to be professional, I am accepting burglary as a profession...And I am sorry that I cannot accept in my world of ethics & morals! I feel I am talking nonsense and that nobody is going to understand what I have written or agree to it!...Comment away please....Is burglary a profession? Can you identify a professional burglar?


  1. Very thought provoking post. A professional is someone who is engaged in a given activity as a source of livelihood or as a career. They are also considered as an expert in their chosen field.
    There are 3 types of burglars. They are professional burglars, thieves and opportunists. Professional burglars are specialized criminals.
    I agree with you 100%. Unfortunately, the society calls these specialized criminals as professional burglars.

  2. Very often professional word is used as synonym for an expert.

  3. Please read my reply to Geeta Mahesh's comment in my post. Thanks. Would like your views.

  4. Theft is a profession requiring skill and no qualification. Amateurs will not be able to get away if they steal, thats where professionalism counts

  5. I think of it more as a hobby... oh wait. I shouldn't admit that, should I?

    Gotta go...