Re: KCMO City employee commit fraud
Most people would probably use the word "deluded", but I like your word better. Who among us does not have a mind diluted by the constant wash of spectacle-seeking media, lowest-common-denominator entertainment, and political discourse hijacked by extremists?
My last employer had a similar program. Although I have been an avid runner for many years, I quickly concluded that the record keeping required for redemption of rewards was just not worth it - it was taking the fun out of running. Plus, I have a bit of a philosophical opposition to organized races in general and marathons in particular. Staying healthy and active is a lifestyle, not a weekly or monthly event. Too many people view marathons as a "capstone" event, train according to a schedule, and never run again afterwards because it is a tremendous effort that most normal lifestyles can't accommodate on a regular basis.