What punishment fits the crime - SELECT with no ordering

I'm busy maintaining a system which I didn't write, and keep hitting stored procedures which produce lists from drop down selections where it is a simple SELECT of two or three columns, with NO ORDER BY clause (or default sort in the database) to sort the list appropriately.  I don't want to count the number of tickets in Trac I've dealt with on this one.

So what punishment do you think is justified for this heinous crime?  Probably not the death penalty.  In the UK maybe sitting through ten episodes of the sitcom 'My Family'; in the US sitting through ten minutes of a speech by John Kerry*?

* liam declines to reveal his political leanings, this is not political bias, just an indication of the level of boredom induced by Mr Kerry

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# Justice can be served

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What punishment? If you're into that "eye for an eye" thing then break into their house and randomize the folders in their filing cabinet.
Left by Lorin Thwaits on Mar 28, 2007 9:05 PM

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