People have been chuckling for the last week or so over the uncovering of the theft of $30 million dollars worth of maple syrup from Canada’s Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve. My wife had, I think, the most appropriate reaction. She laughed and said “There’s a Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve?”
It might be fun to round up all of the waggish reactions to the story but a $30 million theft is actually no laughing matter. If I had to make a guess about what happened, I think I’d start looking at the shipping and receiving process. I wonder if that missing maple syrup was ever actually there. That’s a lot of maple syrup and it doesn’t sound to me like something that could easily go unnoticed. I’m guessing we’re talking about between a half million and a million gallons.