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June 1st, 2018 at 9:05:13 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

When opportunity knocks, be ready to respond.

One day while walking up the courthouse steps I saw a key ring full of keys detach from the armored guard attendant in front of me; they fell onto the steps and the guy didn't know it, he just kept walking.

I picked them up.

At that instant I had to make a decision.

I immediately told him what happened and returned them.

Obviously that was the right choice; no way I could have used them to further a crime (or could I?).

But how about this: most nights I walk the 'hood for a midnight constitutional.

I sometimes fantacize about spotting a bag full of money, or a box, whatever, cast on the side of the road.

What if you actually stumbled across such a thing, say an unmarked bag with a hundred grand or more it, what would you do?

What if instead of being unmarked it had markings of ownership: same answer?

Ah, the subtle shades of morality,



Sort of a hijack, but I think related enough to further the conversation. (Darkoz may disagree).

If I found it unmarked, I would put a vague ad on Craigslist. Found. Valuable. Area of town. Write (email box created for this ) with thorough description to reclaim. Just in case it was a drug dealer stash tossed to hide it or something.

If no answer in 30 days, I would keep it, perhaps donate some/all to a food bank or Salvation Army, perhaps just enjoy it. If it's like, a huge brick of sequential hundreds, I would probably assume it's stolen and inquire to police, even if it seemed likely they would take it.

If identifiable, I would try to track the person down, but perhaps still shield myself depending on exactly what it is (wallet with ID vs. sketchy looking stash or bag of sliver or something .)

Inside a casino, going back a post, when I find cash or chips or keys on the floor, I turn them in to security. Or point them out to the person sitting obliviously over them. Or whatever. Just how it works for me.

I do expect the person would cut me out a thank-you reward. It's happened several times. Maybe I shouldn't.

And I've lost my wallet about 3 times, I think, and always given one to the finder. Luckily, I've never actually had one stolen, and those lost have been returned intact.
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darkoz
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June 1st, 2018 at 9:10:59 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Sort of a hijack, but I think related enough to further the conversation. (Darkoz may disagree).

If I found it unmarked, I would put a vague ad on Craigslist. Found. Valuable. Area of town. Write (email box created for this ) with thorough description to reclaim. Just in case it was a drug dealer stash tossed to hide it or something.

If no answer in 30 days, I would keep it, perhaps donate some/all to a food bank or Salvation Army, perhaps just enjoy it. If it's like, a huge brick of sequential hundreds, I would probably assume it's stolen and inquire to police, even if it seemed likely they would take it.

If identifiable, I would try to track the person down, but perhaps still shield myself depending on exactly what it is (wallet with ID vs. sketchy looking stash or bag of sliver or something .)

Inside a casino, going back a post, when I find cash or chips or keys on the floor, I turn them in to security. Or point them out to the person sitting obliviously over them. Or whatever. Just how it works for me.

I do expect the person would cut me out a thank-you reward. It's happened several times. Maybe I shouldn't.

And I've lost my wallet about 3 times, I think, and always given one to the finder. Luckily, I've never actually had one stolen, and those lost have been returned intact.



We all commit crimes

Hijacking for example is a crime

Babs youve been caught hijacking

*jk*
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June 1st, 2018 at 10:12:20 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Are the casino employees getting the uneaten shrimp from the buffet served later in their dining area?
A bit speechless about that one

If you help yourself to some macaroni and cheese at the buffet serving area but leave it on your plate, it gets slopped to the pigs. Literally. It winds up being sold to pig farmers. The old Circus Circus did this back in the late sixties as a way to keep their 'world's longest buffet" profitable.

If however, the tray of macaroni and cheese sits on the steam table too long, it then gets sent to EDR

A few notable incidents of severe GI tract disturbances have indeed taken place. One holiday eve, a poker dealer told the floor "take over my game IMMEDIATELY" and barely made it to the mens room. As he sat there he heard two other dealers having severe problems and he dialed the casino's shift boss '' shut down the EDR immediately. Food Poisoning". Probably save the casino some very bad publicity as well as quite a bit of money if all those dealers had walked away from their posts. (No, the casino did not give the caller a bonus).
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June 1st, 2018 at 10:20:05 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

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



That's because the restaurant views
it as stealing. I had a friend who managed
a local buffet and if you stole food, you
were banned for life. It's not a prank
or harmless to them, it effects their
profits just as all stealing does.
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June 1st, 2018 at 10:50:07 AM permalink
I walked out of the Resorts buffet with a roll in my hand and two attendants pinned me up against a wall, threatening to ban me for life.
In Lancaster, many of the Amish and Mennonite buffets warn that removing food will result in a trip to the local hoosgow.
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June 1st, 2018 at 11:38:35 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

I walked out of the Resorts buffet with a roll in my hand and two attendants pinned me up against a wall, threatening to ban me for life.
In Lancaster, many of the Amish and Mennonite buffets warn that removing food will result in a trip to the local hoosgow.



Oh my God! O.O They acted like you stole a TITO out of a machine! O.O. It was just an egg roll! Not that serious! Actually, not serious at all! O.O
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June 1st, 2018 at 11:44:56 AM permalink
Quote: billryan


In Lancaster, many of the Amish and Mennonite buffets warn that removing food will result in a trip to the local hoosgow.



Buffets work on a hairline profit,
like any restaurant. They also get
down on people who fill a plate,
eat 10% and fill another plate. They
tell you it's 'Eat all you want, not
take all you want'.

I went to a buffet for years with my
wife because she worked late. I bet
we went 300 times. It was fun
watching the managers explain to
certain minorities that they were
getting banned for life because
it's all you care to eat, not all you
can stuff in your purse. Or all your
kids can waste in 30 min.
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darkoz
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June 1st, 2018 at 11:50:14 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Buffets work on a hairline profit,
like any restaurant. They also get
down on people who fill a plate,
eat 10% and fill another plate. They
tell you it's 'Eat all you want, not
take all you want'.

I went to a buffet for years with my
wife because she worked late. I bet
we went 300 times. It was fun
watching the managers explain to
certain minorities that they were
getting banned for life because
it's all you care to eat, not all you
can stuff in your purse. Or all your
kids can waste in 30 min.



Really EB?

I take offense at your racist comment

Or are you saying the buffet singled out minorities for banning but let white folk get away with it?

Or as it appears that only "certain minorities" take food from the buffet
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darkoz
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June 1st, 2018 at 11:59:09 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

That's because the restaurant views
it as stealing. I had a friend who managed
a local buffet and if you stole food, you
were banned for life. It's not a prank
or harmless to them, it effects their
profits just as all stealing does.



I dont care what restaurants view it as

Casinos view edge sorting and hoke carding and using other players cards with permission as stealing

Some view card counting as stealing

All wrong of course
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June 1st, 2018 at 12:05:43 PM permalink
It's definitely stealing to take food from a buffet. Though some allow it in moderation. At circus circus they encouraged me to take a cookie.

If you are comfortable with that level of stealing, that's fine.

I often take a piece of fruit or something without inquiring about if it's allowed.

Until i learned otherwise here, I assumed money dropped in a casino was finders keepers. I've certainly dropped more than i found (though never thousands) never thinking to ask security if anyone turned it in, and never thinking that whoever found it did anything wrong.

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