Shame can be a powerful punishment. Just ask the guy who had to stand at the corner of Leesburg Pike and International Drive in Tysons Corner, Va., this morning.
You know, the guy wearing the sign that said, "I CHEATED. THIS IS MY PUNISHMENT."
A man who identified himself as William Taylor of Centreville, Va. told a passerby that he cheated on his wife -- and she found evidence of it on his cell phone. So the wife allegedly doled out a rather creative punishment: He had to stand at the intersection during morning rush, wearing the handmade sign.
We haven't quite decided if this is a publicity stunt for some wacky YouTube channel or a ratings-driver for a morning radio station. But if it's true, we like it. We. Are. Amused.
People reported seeing him as early as 9 a.m., and his presence was discussed on several of D.C.'s morning radio shows. Taylor said his wife texted him a little before 11 a.m. and said he'd been out there long enough. He removed the sign and skedaddled.
Leesburg Pike in Tysons Corner is one of the most traffic-clogged arteries in the area, making for maximum viewing pleasure.
Hope it was worth it, buddy.
UPDATE: Yep, a hoax! We so called this one. Even though we WANTED it to be true.