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(Houston Press)   Woman leaves her wallet at grocery store check out counter. Mind-numbing incompetency ensues on behalf of the store's employees and managers   (blogs.houstonpress.com) divider line 152
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-09-27 01:10:54 PM  
the Department of Public Safety has told her that she cannot be issued a new drivers license number until a case of fraud can be proved.

This doesn't sound like the kind of woman whose identity is worth stealing.

But why can't they give out new license numbers on a whim? We aren't in the 1950s where your record is in a cabinet indexed by number. The computers can keep track of all the numbers given to one person.
 
2012-09-27 01:12:56 PM  
I used to work at a hotel desk, and we had a couple of wallets lost that we had to take care of. They were put in the hotel safe, intact, and with a manager and a witness having counted and noted the amount of money in the daily log. If there was identifying information, we'd use it to call or otherwise track down the customer.

In only one case did we have to mail something to someone, and we very clearly asked them how they wanted it shipped, and made arrangements to have them track it (and we paid for it).

Yeah, I'm going to go with incompetence. This grocery store should have been able to do a better job than "everything destroyed or lost."
 
2012-09-27 01:23:40 PM  
Jesus didn't help her and now she's with H-E-B.

I drove up to Monreal from Vermont to deliver a credit card a customer left behind at the store I was working at.
He wasn't expecting me and didn't know he had left it behind.
They always stopped in our store after that.
 
2012-09-27 01:29:21 PM  
I don't care what people think or say, I always have wallets that have chains on them and I keep them firmly attached to my belt. It's one less thing that I have to worry about losing.
 
2012-09-27 01:40:26 PM  
It's a sad day when a trip for groceries can so easily turn into a Kafkaesque nightmare.
 
2012-09-27 01:52:49 PM  
These are the O voters. The lot of them. Bank on it.
 
2012-09-27 02:34:33 PM  

ZAZ: We aren't in the 1950s where your record is in a cabinet indexed by number. The computers can keep track of all the numbers given to one person.


Yeah, probably still using 1950s technology for that.
 
2012-09-27 02:53:42 PM  

Spad31: These are the O voters. The lot of them. Bank on it.


Looking at national and swing-state polls, it is reasonable to assume that most of the people you see, speak to, work with, know, and read about are, in fact, voting for Obama. Bank on that.
 
2012-09-27 03:10:50 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Spad31: These are the O voters. The lot of them. Bank on it.

Looking at national and swing-state polls, it is reasonable to assume that most of the people you see, speak to, work with, know, and read about are, in fact, voting for Obama. Bank on that.


Yep. Explains much, doesn't it?
 
2012-09-27 03:15:53 PM  

EatHam: ZAZ: We aren't in the 1950s where your record is in a cabinet indexed by number. The computers can keep track of all the numbers given to one person.

Yeah, probably still using 1950s technology for that.


The problem is that they're still using 1950's employees for that.
 
2012-09-27 03:17:28 PM  

PacManDreaming: I don't care what people think or say, I always have wallets that have chains on them and I keep them firmly attached to my belt. It's one less thing that I have to worry about losing.


Do you hook your mittens onto the same chain or do you have to use separate mitten strings?

/on paper it sounds like a good idea
//but it looks stupid, it's a redneck thing IMHO
 
2012-09-27 03:18:08 PM  
I once dropped my wallet on a busy street in San Francisco and -- no joke -- it was still there when I walked back and nothing had been removed.

/csb
 
2012-09-27 03:18:11 PM  
FTFA: She returned the next day, resolved to speak to Jesus

i45.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-27 03:18:40 PM  

Spad31: thismomentinblackhistory: Spad31: These are the O voters. The lot of them. Bank on it.

Looking at national and swing-state polls, it is reasonable to assume that most of the people you see, speak to, work with, know, and read about are, in fact, voting for Obama. Bank on that.

Yep. Explains much, doesn't it?


Obviously democracy has failed and a dictatorship is in order, ja?
 
2012-09-27 03:18:46 PM  

PacManDreaming: I always have wallets that have chains on them and I keep them firmly attached to my belt.


Same here!

*chain bro fist*
 
2012-09-27 03:18:54 PM  

Jument: Do you hook your mittens onto the same chain or do you have to use separate mitten strings?


LOL
 
2012-09-27 03:19:22 PM  

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: Spad31: thismomentinblackhistory: Spad31: These are the O voters. The lot of them. Bank on it.

Looking at national and swing-state polls, it is reasonable to assume that most of the people you see, speak to, work with, know, and read about are, in fact, voting for Obama. Bank on that.

Yep. Explains much, doesn't it?

Obviously democracy has failed and a dictatorship is in order, ja?


Can we move this threadjack to the politics tab? KTHX.
 
2012-09-27 03:19:49 PM  

Spad31: These are the O voters. The lot of them. Bank on it.


ATTENTION ALL FARKERS. THIS IS NOW A POLITICAL THREAD.
 
2012-09-27 03:20:26 PM  
i48.tinypic.com

I cut up your credit cards
and mailed you your license.

I'm keeping the 3 bucks.
 
2012-09-27 03:20:34 PM  
She says the employee told her that her wallet had been thrown in the trash, her credit cards had been cut to pieces, and her money put in the cash drawer. She was told her driver's license was in the mail.

Uh, is this legal? How about if I accidentally leave some money with a bank employee? Would it be legal for the bank to pocket it?

They had identification. Sounds like theft to me.
 
2012-09-27 03:20:45 PM  
??? I lose my drivers license and I can walk into any of a hundred locations. Say.. I lost my license. They compare the picture they have on file to me, ask me some identifying information and BOOM.. given a new one.
 
2012-09-27 03:21:44 PM  
Hey lady, these are YOUR STUDENTS.

You've taught them to press buttons but they've never been judged on their ability to think.
 
2012-09-27 03:21:48 PM  
She says she's spoken to several attorneys, all of whom have assured her that Kroger's phalanx of attorneys would make mincemeat out of her in court. One told her that she could present a videotape of a manager beating her up in the store and the company's staff sharks would still be able to convince a court that it was all her fault.

Note to self: Houston has shiatty lawyers.
 
2012-09-27 03:21:57 PM  
Hair Balls.
Hairy Balls.

Can't take article seriously.
 
2012-09-27 03:22:06 PM  
"All of that changed at around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13. She tells Hair Balls that on that steamy morning,"

Wait, what?
 
2012-09-27 03:22:33 PM  

kvinesknows: ??? I lose my drivers license and I can walk into any of a hundred locations. Say.. I lost my license. They compare the picture they have on file to me, ask me some identifying information and BOOM.. given a new one.


She wanted a new DL number.

Hers is now being used by a formerly undocumented alien.
 
2012-09-27 03:23:10 PM  
Man, we just toss the wallet in the safe and wait for someone to call. Then we check the license to make sure it at least resembles the customer, maybe have them rattle off a birthdate or something.
 
2012-09-27 03:23:24 PM  
The whole lawyer thing confuses me. Was she intending to sue for millions? Or, does Texas not have small claims court?
 
2012-09-27 03:24:44 PM  
My wallet is only ever in my hand, my pocket, or my house. Setting down your wallet is idiotic.
 
2012-09-27 03:25:15 PM  

Arkanaut: She says she's spoken to several attorneys, all of whom have assured her that Kroger's phalanx of attorneys would make mincemeat out of her in court. One told her that she could present a videotape of a manager beating her up in the store and the company's staff sharks would still be able to convince a court that it was all her fault.

Note to self: Houston has shiatty lawyers.


I was thinking the same thing.
 
2012-09-27 03:26:56 PM  
So an employee stole $15 dollars from her wallet before throwing it away. The store gave her $70 as compensation. Who knows what happened to the ID, just go get a new one.
 
2012-09-27 03:27:43 PM  
Mind-numbing-incompetency-ensues in texass? No farking way.
 
2012-09-27 03:28:01 PM  

Spad31: These are the O voters. The lot of them. Bank on it.


Such astute political analysis, based on such little information.

I suggest you contact Breitbart/TheBlaze/DailyCaller/AmericanThinker/WND. They could use an erudite mind like yours.
 
2012-09-27 03:28:12 PM  
I found a wallet in a Subway restaurant bathroom stall (not sure why the dude took it out of his pocket to take a deuce) and give it to the cashier. She was stunned all the money was in it yet (a few hundred IIRC). I hope they did the right thing.

/CSB
 
2012-09-27 03:28:18 PM  
I used to work at a Kroger. This doesn't surprise me at all.

The reason I left was that i was participating in the scam that all the employees participated in to make a few extra bucks, but one day we all got a little too good at it and they noticed. Good times.
 
2012-09-27 03:30:02 PM  
oh and css, i left my wallet in a gas station in nevada and didn't realize it until Wyoming. They mailed it to me, it stil had everything in it except something that wasn't legal to mail.

/or possess but who's counting.
 
2012-09-27 03:30:37 PM  
I love the douche in corporate who was rude, blatantly lied to her, insulted her, yelled at her. All because she asked him to do his job. This asshole most likely makes six figures and thinks he's better than you. I know this from experience in the corporate world.

Think about that next time you fall short by 3 widgets on your quota and your manager berates you because you should feel lucky to get treated like shiat for $6.75/hour.

/end rant
/so glad I got out of the rat race
 
2012-09-27 03:31:54 PM  

wildcardjack: Hey lady, these are YOUR STUDENTS.

You've taught them to press buttons but they've never been judged on their ability to think.


You can tell all that? You must be very special.
 
2012-09-27 03:32:00 PM  

PacManDreaming: I don't care what people think or say, I always have wallets that have chains on them and I keep them firmly attached to my belt. It's one less thing that I have to worry about losing.


Let me guess, you also have a whole bunch of keys dangling from your belt too. You use 2 or 3 of those keys regularly, the rest are there to make you feel important.

/never lost my wallet
//never worry about it
 
2012-09-27 03:32:03 PM  
Found a wallet a few months ago a few blocks away from Cracktown. As I was leafing through it to find a phone number or address the owner came running up to me frantically. Checked the picture on the license and gave him back his wallet.

Guy was very aware of how lucky he was. A wallet lying on the pavement at the corner of Hastings and Hamilton has a very very short life span before it is converted into hard drugs.
 
2012-09-27 03:32:08 PM  

Need_MindBleach: She says the employee told her that her wallet had been thrown in the trash, her credit cards had been cut to pieces, and her money put in the cash drawer. She was told her driver's license was in the mail.

Uh, is this legal? How about if I accidentally leave some money with a bank employee? Would it be legal for the bank to pocket it?

They had identification. Sounds like theft to me.


If you left your money with me what would happen would depend on whether or not you had an account with us. If you were an account holder you would be called and asked if you wanted to pick up the cash or simply have it deposited into your account. If you wanted the cash it would be counted under dual control, sealed in an envelop, logged and placed in the vault. If you weren't a customer then it gets counted under dual control, sealed in an envelop, logged and placed in the vault. Since the only checks we cash for non-account holders is the ones drawn on our bank we would try to contact you through the customer that wrote it for you.

Putting the money in the drawer would cause an outage. Where I work even a penny is enough to get people's panties in a bunch. Pocketing the money would be theft.
 
2012-09-27 03:32:12 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: Arkanaut: She says she's spoken to several attorneys, all of whom have assured her that Kroger's phalanx of attorneys would make mincemeat out of her in court. One told her that she could present a videotape of a manager beating her up in the store and the company's staff sharks would still be able to convince a court that it was all her fault.

Note to self: Houston has shiatty lawyers.

I was thinking the same thing.


Small claims court case anyway.

Sue for the money lost, and any charges incurred in getting another license and SS card. Also she could probably add fees paid for a credit monitoring service for the next 12 months.
On the lost money end of it: I'd say it was 3 one hundred dollar bills that were in the wallet.
Even the manager implied that 3 bills were removed.

She's just not going to get the millions I'm sure she thinks she's owed.
 
2012-09-27 03:35:57 PM  

Keigh: I used to work at a Kroger. This doesn't surprise me at all.

The reason I left was that i was participating in the scam that all the employees participated in to make a few extra bucks, but one day we all got a little too good at it and they noticed. Good times.


It was selling the rolls of "PAID" stickers for people to get cheap milk and soda, wasn't it?
 
2012-09-27 03:36:57 PM  

Keigh: The reason I left was that i was participating in the scam that all the employees participated in to make a few extra bucks, but one day we all got a little too good at it and they noticed. Good times.


Explain.
 
2012-09-27 03:37:10 PM  

Arkanaut:
Note to self: Houston has shiatty lawyers.


Wanna bet?

Joe Jamail...

Link

This is a classic clip of him in a deposition.

Joe's back is to the camera.
Link
 
2012-09-27 03:39:05 PM  

kvinesknows: ??? I lose my drivers license and I can walk into any of a hundred locations. Say.. I lost my license. They compare the picture they have on file to me, ask me some identifying information and BOOM.. given a new one.


They blow you up in the process?
 
2012-09-27 03:40:46 PM  

Testiclaw: PacManDreaming: I always have wallets that have chains on them and I keep them firmly attached to my belt.

Same here!


Me too! Fastened to my super-baggy orange camo pants while wearing my Reel Big Fish t-shirt.
 
2012-09-27 03:41:54 PM  
She talked to Hair Balls and Jesus.

HAIR BALLS AND JESUS.

So much win.
 
2012-09-27 03:42:18 PM  

Keigh: I used to work at a Kroger. This doesn't surprise me at all.



Damn...was hoping you were in Houston, 'cause How YOU doin'?
 
2012-09-27 03:45:35 PM  

MrEricSir: I once dropped my wallet on a busy street in San Francisco and -- no joke -- it was still there when I walked back and nothing had been removed.

/csb


I was once walking on a busy street in San Francisco and found a wallet lying in the streets. I picked it up and looked in it but there wasn't anything in it except for receipts for Astro Lube and pictures of this strange looking guy getting pegged by goats, so I put it back where I found it.
 
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