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(Daily Mail)   Street cleaner finds super-expensive Rolex. He does the honorable thing. And sometimes, karma's a goddess   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 105
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2012-02-18 08:25:57 PM
The queue forms with people claiming these watches were heirlooms or gifts from the recently departed.
Dumbass tag lost on subway.
 
2012-02-18 08:50:15 PM
Shouldn't he give those back too, then?
 
2012-02-18 08:54:39 PM

Jamdug!: Shouldn't he give those back too, then?


RTFA. He turned all the watches he found over to the police.
 
2012-02-18 09:17:46 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Jamdug!: Shouldn't he give those back too, then?

RTFA. He turned all the watches he found over to the police.


Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.
 
2012-02-18 09:25:43 PM

violentsalvation: Bathia_Mapes: Jamdug!: Shouldn't he give those back too, then?

RTFA. He turned all the watches he found over to the police.

Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.


Thanks, sweetie. :-)
 
2012-02-18 09:29:54 PM

Bathia_Mapes: violentsalvation: Bathia_Mapes: Jamdug!: Shouldn't he give those back too, then?

RTFA. He turned all the watches he found over to the police.

Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.

Thanks, sweetie. :-)


Cool.
 
2012-02-18 09:31:36 PM

AbbeySomeone: Bathia_Mapes: violentsalvation: Bathia_Mapes: Jamdug!: Shouldn't he give those back too, then?

RTFA. He turned all the watches he found over to the police.

Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.

Thanks, sweetie. :-)

Cool.


Thanks.
 
2012-02-18 09:36:29 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Thanks, sweetie. :-)


Congrats!! =^D
 
2012-02-18 09:38:16 PM

shivashakti: Bathia_Mapes: Thanks, sweetie. :-)

Congrats!! =^D


Thank you.

BTW-How are you feeling?
 
2012-02-18 09:41:29 PM

Bathia_Mapes: violentsalvation: Bathia_Mapes: Jamdug!: Shouldn't he give those back too, then?

RTFA. He turned all the watches he found over to the police.

Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.

Thanks, sweetie. :-)


Do they have you taking care of all the repeats, with AUTHORITY?
 
2012-02-18 09:47:55 PM

violentsalvation: Bathia_Mapes: violentsalvation: Bathia_Mapes: Jamdug!: Shouldn't he give those back too, then?

RTFA. He turned all the watches he found over to the police.

Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.

Thanks, sweetie. :-)

Do they have you taking care of all the repeats, with AUTHORITY?


Well, not all of them, but I pull the majority of the repeats.
 
2012-02-18 09:53:08 PM

Bathia_Mapes: BTW-How are you feeling?


Doing well, thanks! I drove today! Still can't be out in public, though.
 
2012-02-18 09:57:48 PM

shivashakti: Bathia_Mapes: BTW-How are you feeling?

Doing well, thanks! I drove today! Still can't be out in public, though.


Silly question...aren't you kind of "out in public" if you're driving?

And I am very, very glad that you're doing well.
 
2012-02-18 09:57:59 PM

shivashakti: Bathia_Mapes: BTW-How are you feeling?

Doing well, thanks! I drove today! Still can't be out in public, though.


i picture you looking guido-ish from all the chemicals and stress. Is your beard frosted?
 
2012-02-18 10:04:22 PM

AbbeySomeone: shivashakti: Bathia_Mapes: BTW-How are you feeling?

Doing well, thanks! I drove today! Still can't be out in public, though.

i picture you looking guido-ish from all the chemicals and stress. Is your beard frosted?


What a frosted beard (new window) may look like. :-D
 
2012-02-18 10:11:57 PM

violentsalvation: Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.


I knew this, but how can you tell from just looking at a post?
 
2012-02-18 10:17:36 PM

doglover: violentsalvation: Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.

I knew this, but how can you tell from just looking at a post?


He probably looked in my profile.
 
2012-02-18 10:17:52 PM

doglover: violentsalvation: Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.

I knew this, but how can you tell from just looking at a post?


I clicked her profile to see if she had gotten any good greens lately, but she doesn't have them public.
 
2012-02-18 10:18:57 PM

doglover: violentsalvation: Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.

I knew this, but how can you tell from just looking at a post?


it shows on her profile now Bathia_Mapes (Admin) (UltraFark)
 
2012-02-18 10:23:09 PM

violentsalvation: doglover: violentsalvation: Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.

I knew this, but how can you tell from just looking at a post?

I clicked her profile to see if she had gotten any good greens lately, but she doesn't have them public.


That's true, but I never have that set to public. However, if you want to join in on the fun, the White House Tour/Michelle Obama/teenager wearing a Ron Paul T-shirt is mine (main page). From some of the comments, you'd think it was on the politics tab instead.
 
2012-02-18 10:24:05 PM
I wonder if Drew has anything by my name.

Hmmm....


doglover(Asshole)(UltraFark)

allthingsjennifer.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-02-18 10:24:58 PM

Bathia_Mapes: violentsalvation: doglover: violentsalvation: Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.

I knew this, but how can you tell from just looking at a post?

I clicked her profile to see if she had gotten any good greens lately, but she doesn't have them public.

That's true, but I never have that set to public. However, if you want to join in on the fun, the White House Tour/Michelle Obama/teenager wearing a Ron Paul T-shirt is mine (main page). From some of the comments, you'd think it was on the politics tab instead.


For some reason I thought you had them public.
 
2012-02-18 10:28:41 PM

violentsalvation: For some reason I thought you had them public.


The number of greenlights I have is public, but that's the same for everyone. However, I've always had the headlines themselves (green & red) set to "hidden".
 
2012-02-19 01:31:04 AM
First off, I hadn't realized you were an Admin, Bathia! Congrats!

Second - So, the article says the Rolex was made in Singapore and bought in Hong Kong. Since when are Rolexes made in Singapore? I'm thinking thieves just dumped a bunch of knock-off watches they realized were worthless.
 
2012-02-19 01:44:34 AM
Thank you.

You're probably correct about the watches being knock-offs. Rolex is one of the most counterfeited watch brands in the world.
 
2012-02-19 01:56:54 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Second - So, the article says the Rolex was made in Singapore and bought in Hong Kong. Since when are Rolexes made in Singapore? I'm thinking thieves just dumped a bunch of knock-off watches they realized were worthless.


That was my first thought. I was under the impression all Rolexes were made in Switzerland and all had their movements certified there...

Never heard of a Sing Rolex... O_o
 
2012-02-19 04:59:35 AM
Newsflash: someone who is too dumb to become anything but a street sweeper is probably not going to be smart enough to profit from a windfall like a Rolex.
 
2012-02-19 05:27:16 AM

xl5150: Newsflash: someone who is too dumb to become anything but a street sweeper is probably not going to be smart enough to profit from a windfall like a Rolex.


Newsflash...not everyone can have a lofty job like you, if you even have one at all. Without street sweepers, garbage collectors and the like, cities would become unlivable. He's working hard, not sitting on his backside, collecting benefits.

According to the US Dept of Labor, a street sweeper operator makes $17,000-$56,000 a year. In the US. some street sweeper operators work for the municipal government. Others work for local utility companies. Most positions require a special license and training.
 
2012-02-19 05:44:21 AM

Bathia_Mapes: xl5150: Newsflash: someone who is too dumb to become anything but a street sweeper is probably not going to be smart enough to profit from a windfall like a Rolex.

Newsflash...not everyone can have a lofty job like you, if you even have one at all. Without street sweepers, garbage collectors and the like, cities would become unlivable. He's working hard, not sitting on his backside, collecting benefits.

According to the US Dept of Labor, a street sweeper operator makes $17,000-$56,000 a year. In the US. some street sweeper operators work for the municipal government. Others work for local utility companies. Most positions require a special license and training.


Probably earns more than a doctor, for a couple of decades anyway...
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And color me confused about the Made in Singapore bit. If it's a fake then what kind of faker would put Made In Singapore on his fake?
 
2012-02-19 05:47:49 AM

Bathia_Mapes: In the US. some street sweeper operators work for the municipal government.


WOW! What an accomplishment! I stand corrected. Working for the municipal government? How impressive! Maybe if they stick with it they can work their way all the way up to dogcatcher! Hell, if they keep their nose clean, meter maid might not be out of the question after 10 or 15 years, right?

Bathia_Mapes: Most positions require a special license and training.


Ooooh, impressive. Special license AND training? Do you think the "Special License" they need is almost as hard to get as a forklift license, which, (apparently) according to your standards is another highly prestigious job? And as far as "special training," here's another job that also requires special training.
 
2012-02-19 06:16:28 AM
I've long said, Bathia Mapes is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful farker I've ever known in my life.
 
2012-02-19 06:19:09 AM

xl5150: Bathia_Mapes: In the US. some street sweeper operators work for the municipal government.

WOW! What an accomplishment! I stand corrected. Working for the municipal government? How impressive! Maybe if they stick with it they can work their way all the way up to dogcatcher! Hell, if they keep their nose clean, meter maid might not be out of the question after 10 or 15 years, right?

Bathia_Mapes: Most positions require a special license and training.

Ooooh, impressive. Special license AND training? Do you think the "Special License" they need is almost as hard to get as a forklift license, which, (apparently) according to your standards is another highly prestigious job? And as far as "special training," here's another job that also requires special training.


You sound like a spoiled trust fund brat that has never had to work a day in their life.

/Telecommunications Engineer
//I still don't look down on any one who makes an honest living and pays their taxes.
 
2012-02-19 06:27:44 AM
And just one of them is worth 21,000 pounds. If I had that much money, I sure as hell wouldn't spend it on some damn watch when a $20 Casio meets my needs.
 
2012-02-19 06:29:08 AM
Looks like he found a bunch of asian knock-off watches. Maybe next week he'll find a tennis ball. It would be worth just as much.
 
2012-02-19 06:30:35 AM

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: And just one of them is worth 21,000 pounds. If I had that much money, I sure as hell wouldn't spend it on some damn watch when a $20 Casio meets my needs.


You forgot the two bucks.

watchesinmovies.info
 
2012-02-19 06:41:22 AM
FTA: "'To be honest, it's baffled everybody. Perhaps they were stolen and hidden there.'"

How do we know he didn't steal them and hide them there so he'd innocently "find" them at work the next day?
 
2012-02-19 06:50:24 AM

Bathia_Mapes: xl5150: Newsflash: someone who is too dumb to become anything but a street sweeper is probably not going to be smart enough to profit from a windfall like a Rolex.

Newsflash...not everyone can have a lofty job like you, if you even have one at all. Without street sweepers, garbage collectors and the like, cities would become unlivable. He's working hard, not sitting on his backside, collecting benefits.

According to the US Dept of Labor, a street sweeper operator makes $17,000-$56,000 a year. In the US. some street sweeper operators work for the municipal government. Others work for local utility companies. Most positions require a special license and training.


Oh come on guys, if you feed him he's just going to keep coming around.

Trolls are like stray animals.

/ugly, ugly stray animals.
 
2012-02-19 07:05:03 AM
ROLOX
 
2012-02-19 07:05:22 AM
In a bag? Knock offs.
 
2012-02-19 07:06:47 AM

violentsalvation: Bathia_Mapes: Jamdug!: Shouldn't he give those back too, then?

RTFA. He turned all the watches he found over to the police.

Holy crap Bathia_Mapes is an admin now. Congrats, ma'am.


*APPLAUDS*

/Fark needs a new motto now: "Trolls go in, but they don't come out"

Someone loosing an expensive watch isn't new to me. I work in casinos here in Las Vegas, remember? People lose everything from prosthetic limbs to jewelry worth as much as your retirement fund to a goat (somebody left a goat in their suite).
 
2012-02-19 07:15:30 AM
Of course he found it. It was up his ass right where his boyfriend lost it last night.
 
2012-02-19 07:18:30 AM
Small question - how do you prove the watch is yours?
 
2012-02-19 07:19:32 AM

batcookie: FTA: "'To be honest, it's baffled everybody. Perhaps they were stolen and hidden there.'"

How do we know he didn't steal them and hide them there so he'd innocently "find" them at work the next day?


My first thought was insurance fraud, but then I read that they haven't been reported stolen. So I'm betting that they were stolen from a wealthy elderly person by a caregiver. In those cases, stuff can be missing for months or even years before it's discovered that it's missing.
 
2012-02-19 07:23:09 AM

BigBooper: batcookie: FTA: "'To be honest, it's baffled everybody. Perhaps they were stolen and hidden there.'"

How do we know he didn't steal them and hide them there so he'd innocently "find" them at work the next day?

My first thought was insurance fraud, but then I read that they haven't been reported stolen. So I'm betting that they were stolen from a wealthy elderly person by a caregiver. In those cases, stuff can be missing for months or even years before it's discovered that it's missing.


They're fake. Who's gonna report $30 worth of knock off watches missing? I wouldn't.
 
2012-02-19 07:28:29 AM

casual disregard: Small question - how do you prove the watch is yours?


Serial number, I suppose.
 
2012-02-19 07:29:09 AM

batcookie: FTA: "'To be honest, it's baffled everybody. Perhaps they were stolen and hidden there.'"

How do we know he didn't steal them and hide them there so he'd innocently "find" them at work the next day?


What I thought. Kind of like money laundering.

If the Rolexes were real, the police will watching him.
 
2012-02-19 07:30:35 AM

Bathia_Mapes:

Newsflash...not everyone can have a lofty job like you, if you even have one at all. Without street sweepers, garbage collectors and the like, cities would become unlivable. He's working hard, not sitting on his backside, collecting benefits.

According to the US Dept of Labor, a street sweeper operator makes $17,000-$56,000 a year. In the US. some street sweeper operators work for the municipal government. Others work for local utility companies. Most positions require a special license and training.


Since this news is from England, it may be one of those youth to work programs for recent graduates.
 
2012-02-19 07:33:15 AM

casual disregard: Small question - how do you prove the watch is yours?


You have a receipt, and you register it. Rolex's and any other high end watch have serial numbers.

If your smart, your insurance company, and Rolex know that you own it.

Unfortunately, in my experience, most rich people who buy this type of stuff don't take the time to go beyond listing the item with their insurance company. In that case, if the item isn't reported as stolen, the serial number doesn't do the cops much good. If the cops go to the trouble to do anything.
 
2012-02-19 07:49:23 AM
You know, a sewage management guy could get rid of bodies pretty easily. I daresay it would be a prime day job for a serial killer.

/I probably watch Criminal Minds too much.
 
2012-02-19 07:55:14 AM

hitlersbrain: You know, a sewage management guy could get rid of bodies pretty easily. I daresay it would be a prime day job for a serial killer.

/I probably watch Criminal Minds too much.


No, blood spatter analyst is. You're watching the wrong show.
 
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