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By Mark Levy
Last Updated 7/8/2015 at 10:10 AM
Tel Aviv: The entire city is abuzz about a hot new smart phone app called “E-Z-Steal”. This app allows Tel Aviv residents to choose the best time and place to have their bike stolen, and even allows residents to choose which South Tel Aviv chop shop to buy their bike back from. The Daily Freier was on the scene to capture the excitement on the streets.
“Amazing!” noted Jacob S., a Forex trader from Neve Tzedek. “I wanted to go the beach, so I locked my bike up this morning, spent the day hanging out with my friends, and by the time I was done, my bike was already stolen and waiting for me at the shop two blocks from the bus station! The app even interacts with Moovit so I knew the best bus route to use to go buy my bike back!”
“E-Z Steal is just the best! ” enthused Sarah N. “I got a message yesterday on the app asking if my bike could be stolen today between 9 AM and 11 AM, and I was just, like, No way. I need to get to work in Ramat Aviv. But I teach bikram on Thursdays in Florentin, so I just typed in ‘Thursday afternoon, Florentin’. Now after the class I can have a nice cool down by walking down to Har Tsiyon Street! That shop is the best, and I even have their punch card. One more theft and my next buyback’s free!”
Because of E-Z Steal‘s popularity, Tel Aviv municipality is looking at developing new apps for the public including one that arranges the best time of day to get knocked off the sidewalk by some jerk on an electric bike called “E-Z Hit“, and also an one that allows customers to choose which hidden charges and unwanted extras to add to their cable/internet bill, coincidentally also named “E-Z Steal”.