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2003-09-22 15:52:15.479829+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Last weekend, Charlene and I were in the Beverly's in San Rafael when an employee tried to give us a deal, "just give me $15 and we'll call it even". Uhhhh, sorry, pal, I want to see that transaction go through the register, and I don't care what your sense of economics is or how stupid you think I am, the $.76 cents savings on my part doesn't justify knowingly receiving stolen property. Late last week I saw this sign on the ground near a BART entrance, where the panhandlers often concentrate. Within half a block, down in the BART station, there's an office that'll give you face value for your tickets.

I guess all the really smart crooks are in politics.

[ related topics: Politics Ethics Economics Public Transportation ]

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#Comment Re: Theft made: 2003-09-22 16:26:03.267395+00 by: meuon

I'm often amazed at the "low" level of dis-honesty.. It's not that I'm honest, but I'm not cheap: "Hey, Mr. - Can I hold 50 million in cash please? Just for a minute?"

#Comment Re: Theft made: 2003-09-22 18:48:16.529851+00 by: petronius

"Hello! My name is Jonathan Issadore Mbvnge, and my late father was High Commissionaire for the Lagos Area Transit Enterprise (LATE). When he was overthrown during the recent "Half-Fare for Canoes" riots, he had secreted 15 million trips worth of tram tickets in the Nigerian National Chartered Private Commercial Bank Ltd. With your help, I do believe that I can get those tickets out of the country and share the fortune with you......"

#Comment Re: Theft made: 2003-09-22 19:05:14.917573+00 by: meuon

Sure.. give me your ABA routing and account number and I'll deposit those funds directly. (and he laughs: he he.. he he...)