AxelWolf
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June 1st, 2018 at 12:12:14 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

I found a black chip on the casino floor, put it in my pocket and had no qualms whatsoever.

I found a hundred dollar bill on the sidewalk in front of a casino and also pocketed it: no worries.

Finders keepers, losers weepers.

I think there's a big difference between finding something that most likely will not get back to the rightful owner vs taking money from someone's lost wallet.
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June 1st, 2018 at 3:16:16 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I think there's a big difference between finding something that most likely will not get back to the rightful owner vs taking money from someone's lost wallet.



I was planning to write something very similar but you beat me to the punch. ;)
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June 1st, 2018 at 3:25:04 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

When a woman asks me to steal for
her, that's kinda sorta my warning
sign to get the hell out. I dated a
girl who found a wallet on her seat
at the movie we were seeing. She
took out the money ($130) and threw
the wallet under the seat in front of
her. That was our last date..



What I find even more troubling is that it didn't seem like she NEEDED the money since she was LAUGHING about the $130 as you mentioned in a later post. Had she NEEDED the money she would have been grateful, not laughing. For example,if she needed to pay her cellphone and needed to eat and was a week away from payday and found the $130, and was now able to eat and get her phone paid,that's reasonable. But she seemed like she took that money because she WANTED it which seems scummy.
Last edited by: Nathan on Jun 1, 2018
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June 1st, 2018 at 4:52:49 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I think there's a big difference between finding something that most likely will not get back to the rightful owner vs taking money from someone's lost wallet.

+1
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June 1st, 2018 at 6:54:39 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I think there's a big difference between finding something that most likely will not get back to the rightful owner vs taking money from someone's lost wallet.



I also think there is something different between taking $130 out of someones wallet (which can be rightfully returned to the owner assuming there is some identification inside)

And taking some shrimp which you actually paid for anf which is going in the garbage once its on your plate out of a buffet

Its interesting EB equates taking food on your plate out of a buffet as stealing

I would equate it more as an advantage play - against house rules but not criminal in any way. I doubt anyone can be arrested for smuggling food out of a buffet they paid entry into

This pretty much shows where EB head is

P.S. gets my hijacked thread back on topic too
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June 1st, 2018 at 7:20:56 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Its interesting EB equates taking food on your plate out of a buffet as stealing

I would equate it more as an advantage play - against house rules but not criminal in any way. I doubt anyone can be arrested for smuggling food out of a buffet they paid entry into

I hate to admit it, but I agree with EB here. What you described is stealing. At a buffet, you are paying only for food that you eat at that one sitting, not for food you take with you. I have been to several buffets that have signage that express this explicitly. Taking something that you did not pay for from a business is the definition of shoplifting, which is stealing.

I don't doubt that it goes on all the time, and that most places don't care if you put a corn muffin in your purse. But I would bet that if you brought a cooler to a seafood buffet, stuffed 60 lbs of crab legs into it and left, you'd be arrested if caught.
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June 1st, 2018 at 7:22:16 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

What I find even more troubling is that it didn't seem like she NEEDED the money since she was LAUGHING about the $130 as you mentioned in a later post. Had she NEEDED the money she would have been grateful, not laughing. For example,if she needed to pay her cellphone and needed to eat and was a week away from payday and found the $130, and was now able to eat and get her phone paid,that's reasonable. But she seemed like she took that money because she WANTED it which seems scummy.



Slippery slope when you justify stealing because you think you NEED it.

Integrity is a simple binary thing. Either you have it or you don't.
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darkoz
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June 1st, 2018 at 7:27:08 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

I hate to admit it, but I agree with EB here. What you described is stealing. At a buffet, you are paying only for food that you eat at that one sitting, not for food you take with you. I have been to several buffets that have signage that express this explicitly. Taking something that you did not pay for from a business is the definition of shoplifting, which is stealing.

I don't doubt that it goes on all the time, and that most places don't care if you put a corn muffin in your purse. But I would bet that if you brought a cooler to a seafood buffet, stuffed 60 lbs of crab legs into it and left, you'd be arrested if caught.



I get what you are saying but disagree with part of your analysis

You dont pay for "the food you EAT at that one sitting"

You pay for what you take on your plate

If i take a pound of shrimp onto my plate it is paid for from that point on... it has only 2 destinations... my stomach or the garbage

Taking it with me so it eventually winds up in the same place(my stomach or the garbage) is not stealing to me (throwing it in the garbage is more a crime imo) (not a legal crime but in the moral sense)
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June 1st, 2018 at 7:29:31 AM permalink
One buffet is so sweaty about taking food out they stopped me because I was walking out and still had a mouthful of food I was chewing on

yep I just made that up. I need to cut down on my posts or I am going to catch Pacomartin
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darkoz
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June 1st, 2018 at 7:44:26 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

One buffet is so sweaty about taking food out they stopped me because I was walking out and still had a mouthful of food I was chewing on

yep I just made that up. I need to cut down on my posts or I am going to catch Pacomartin



Seriously?

I would have spit it out on their floor or in their face if they wanted it not to leave the premises so bad

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