No matter whether Latho shuffled, shambled or staggered into action, it’s arrived there in a reasonable amount of time.
And immediately begins doing the needful…or at least, considering it earnestly. Not being a man…uh, I mean, a plush-creature of action, though, thinking before acting is a bit of a habit for it. And its analysis can hardly be faulted: coins are indeed more hygienic than sloths, but not by much. Ultimately, both are pretty unhygienic, especially in large heaps.
Although it’s ultimately not the question of hygiene that makes Latho shy away from shoveling his way into and through the problem: it’s more the bone-breaking work involved. At that point, he could kinda fault Latho’s analysis, since it actually doesn’t have any bones – but that little imprecision can be easily explained away with “it’s only a figure of speech”. Which would then lead to the question of why a race of boneless plush-creatures even has figures of speech involving bones, which would then lead to questioning the whole universal translator/aliens speaking English paradigm…and you really don’t want to go there, in ever.
The important thing is that Latho wants to avoid the physical labor, because it’s worried it might break something in its body. And since there’s a very simple way to get around all of that digging, which occurs to Latho after only a short moment of contemplation, it naturally jumps at the opportunity. And its reasoning is again perfectly logical: in nearly every case where large amounts of money end up missing, corruption is found to be at fault. And whenever large amounts of money are susceptible to corruption, they’re gone within a very short amount of time. Thus, corruption is obviously a fast and efficient way of removing large amounts of money.
And you can says about white-collar-crime what you want: at least it’s hygienic. ._.
More on Thursday.