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2022-05-22 7:59:37 PM  
I enjoy stealing. It's just as simple as that. Well, it's just a simple fact. When I want something, and I don't want to pay for it.  I walk right through the door. Walk right through the door. Hey all right!  If I get by, it's mine. Mine all mine!
 
2022-05-22 8:04:24 PM  
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2022-05-22 8:05:01 PM  
OOGA BOOGA!!

By the way - do you know what the leading form of larceny in America is? By many factors? In total dollars stolen?
I'll bet some of you more clever ones do!
 
2022-05-22 8:05:39 PM  
Raising prices to record profits while still refusing to pay employees may lead to people stealing to feed themselves and their family. I was at Shoprite today and they still have the "Please be patient" signs everywhere.
If they didn't get it figured out by now then they are willfully understaffed and overworking the staff they have with no pay.
 
2022-05-22 8:12:12 PM  
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2022-05-22 8:14:09 PM  

jso2897: OOGA BOOGA!!

By the way - do you know what the leading form of larceny in America is? By many factors? In total dollars stolen?
I'll bet some of you more clever ones do!


How dare you question the job creators.
 
2022-05-22 8:16:02 PM  

Dinjiin: jso2897: OOGA BOOGA!!

By the way - do you know what the leading form of larceny in America is? By many factors? In total dollars stolen?
I'll bet some of you more clever ones do!

How dare you question the job creators.


I'm not questioning them.
i already know.
 
2022-05-22 8:56:14 PM  

jso2897: OOGA BOOGA!!

By the way - do you know what the leading form of larceny in America is? By many factors? In total dollars stolen?
I'll bet some of you more clever ones do!


It's not theft when rich people do it, dummy. It's wealth accumulation.
 
2022-05-22 9:00:16 PM  
I work now in a grocery store " conglomerate". Anyways, one of my supervisors was making a stink "Well, you should just  stop them". I as ked would he. He mentioned, "Yes, I would". I mentioned  two things to him . 1) You are off the job  most of time  when this happens So, You should mention that to the store manager that you would personally would take care of it. 2) You would  be fired  because, the corporation  can  swallow the  loss  as opposed of  a lawsuit.
/never mentioned  it again.
 
2022-05-22 9:17:49 PM  
Eventually, businesses will find the customers who do not steal and they will just exclude everyone else. Or separate menus, separate contracts, separate price lists, separate hiring, etc. will just be the norm. I am totally fine with that because I don't steal. Not to be all John Galt about it, but I would sooner shut my business down than have people steal from me constantly.

This idea that businesses will open their shops to all comers is an ideal custom that we just take for granted and try to uphold. It is not the usual state of affairs. Apparently, the custom is on its way out. Just as it is easy to kill people if you choose not to see them as people, it is easy to steal if you think nobody has to pay for it. I seem the remember that the Soviet system was one with three or four clerks and tickets and receipts for everything, ostensibly to keep people, even employees, from stealing. Steal from "capitalists, the rich, the state, etc." The thief steals from everyone.

Why be complicated about it? Trade is a social activity. Anti social behavior degrades society, naturally, and undermines social activity of all kinds. You can have a society where people steal constantly, but it winds up looking like Nigeria, with walled compounds, armed bodyguards, and goods delivered in trucks. Or having nothing worth stealing to begin with. In the end, everyone is worse off. That should surprise nobody.
 
2022-05-22 9:27:34 PM  

2fardownthread: Eventually, businesses will find the customers who do not steal and they will just exclude everyone else. Or separate menus, separate contracts, separate price lists, separate hiring, etc. will just be the norm. I am totally fine with that because I don't steal. Not to be all John Galt about it, but I would sooner shut my business down than have people steal from me constantly.

This idea that businesses will open their shops to all comers is an ideal custom that we just take for granted and try to uphold. It is not the usual state of affairs. Apparently, the custom is on its way out. Just as it is easy to kill people if you choose not to see them as people, it is easy to steal if you think nobody has to pay for it. I seem the remember that the Soviet system was one with three or four clerks and tickets and receipts for everything, ostensibly to keep people, even employees, from stealing. Steal from "capitalists, the rich, the state, etc." The thief steals from everyone.

Why be complicated about it? Trade is a social activity. Anti social behavior degrades society, naturally, and undermines social activity of all kinds. You can have a society where people steal constantly, but it winds up looking like Nigeria, with walled compounds, armed bodyguards, and goods delivered in trucks. Or having nothing worth stealing to begin with. In the end, everyone is worse off. That should surprise nobody.


Yes, Stealing is bad, and should be stopped. Of course, there are different forms of stealing going on around us - don't you think it would be good to concentrate first on the largest and most prevalent form of larceny - the one that steals the most money from the most people - by many, many factors?
I only ask because while people seem eager to pontificate about people stealing food from stores, retail theft is actually a rather minor form of larceny in the context of our society.
While we can, of course, address more than one problem at once, wouldn't it make sense to focus the preponderance of our efforts where the preponderance of theft is actually taking place?
 
2022-05-22 9:38:19 PM  

jso2897: 2fardownthread: Eventually, businesses will find the customers who do not steal and they will just exclude everyone else. Or separate menus, separate contracts, separate price lists, separate hiring, etc. will just be the norm. I am totally fine with that because I don't steal. Not to be all John Galt about it, but I would sooner shut my business down than have people steal from me constantly.

This idea that businesses will open their shops to all comers is an ideal custom that we just take for granted and try to uphold. It is not the usual state of affairs. Apparently, the custom is on its way out. Just as it is easy to kill people if you choose not to see them as people, it is easy to steal if you think nobody has to pay for it. I seem the remember that the Soviet system was one with three or four clerks and tickets and receipts for everything, ostensibly to keep people, even employees, from stealing. Steal from "capitalists, the rich, the state, etc." The thief steals from everyone.

Why be complicated about it? Trade is a social activity. Anti social behavior degrades society, naturally, and undermines social activity of all kinds. You can have a society where people steal constantly, but it winds up looking like Nigeria, with walled compounds, armed bodyguards, and goods delivered in trucks. Or having nothing worth stealing to begin with. In the end, everyone is worse off. That should surprise nobody.

Yes, Stealing is bad, and should be stopped. Of course, there are different forms of stealing going on around us - don't you think it would be good to concentrate first on the largest and most prevalent form of larceny - the one that steals the most money from the most people - by many, many factors?
I only ask because while people seem eager to pontificate about people stealing food from stores, retail theft is actually a rather minor form of larceny in the context of our society.
While we can, of course, address more than one problem at once, wouldn't it make ...


Your suggestion is nice, but it doesn't let me hate poor people.
 
2022-05-22 9:49:59 PM  

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2022-05-22 9:55:17 PM  

Phil McKraken: Your suggestion is nice, but it doesn't let me hate poor people.


Yeah, but you can still fear them, and that makes them legal to hunt in most states.
 
2022-05-22 10:33:39 PM  
From what I keep hearing of Britain, they're deep in the shiat. They still have the tattered remains of a welfare state but a lot of people are having trouble paying for utilities and food.

If you get a big jump in people who are stealing, it means people who don't steal casually are breaking down. That's not a law problem, that's a social welfare problem. You fix that by making sure people are not desperate.
 
2022-05-22 11:07:13 PM  

jso2897: OOGA BOOGA!!

By the way - do you know what the leading form of larceny in America is? By many factors? In total dollars stolen?
I'll bet some of you more clever ones do!


does it rhyme with 'page cleft hand pits got dose'?
 
2022-05-22 11:10:37 PM  
I don't think very many people steal from Costco. Maybe every store should have a subscription fee and a receipt checker?

I actually like that idea.
 
2022-05-22 11:57:23 PM  
Last time I stole something it was by accident. Left a bottle of sakè in the upper basket at Target, human cashier checked me out. I unloaded from the front and completely forgot about the bottle. Got half way to the door before I realized. Pushed my cart and half stolen bottle out to my car, held a poker face. It was sitting in the open, I figured the worse that could happen is LP taps me on the shoulder, we review my receipt, and "oops, I guess we missed that".

It was an accident, but still a little thrill.
 
2022-05-22 11:58:01 PM  

Flushing It All Away: I don't think very many people steal from Costco. Maybe every store should have a subscription fee and a receipt checker?

I actually like that idea.


Kind of hard to smuggle bulk items out under your trenchcoat as well.
 
2022-05-23 12:21:48 AM  

Flushing It All Away: I don't think very many people steal from Costco. Maybe every store should have a subscription fee and a receipt checker?

I actually like that idea.


Costco goes like this, fill your cart with shiat, check out, proceed to the Liquor store, inadvertently place several bottles under said shiat, profit.  Discovered by accident, utilized on rare occasion.  I know I am a terrible person, so let's just skip that part.
 
2022-05-23 12:25:49 AM  

jso2897: OOGA BOOGA!!

By the way - do you know what the leading form of larceny in America is? By many factors? In total dollars stolen?
I'll bet some of you more clever ones do!


Taxes?

jk, I'm guessing wage theft, probably by misclassifying workers as management, independent contractors, etc.
 
2022-05-23 12:34:30 AM  

Parthenogenetic: jso2897: OOGA BOOGA!!
By the way - do you know what the leading form of larceny in America is? By many factors? In total dollars stolen?
I'll bet some of you more clever ones do!
Taxes?
jk, I'm guessing wage theft, probably by misclassifying workers as management, independent contractors, etc.


Dead people voting.  Wait, wrong thread.
 
2022-05-23 2:22:53 AM  

adamatari: From what I keep hearing of Britain, they're deep in the shiat. They still have the tattered remains of a welfare state but a lot of people are having trouble paying for utilities and food.

If you get a big jump in people who are stealing, it means people who don't steal casually are breaking down. That's not a law problem, that's a social welfare problem. You fix that by making sure people are not desperate.


The odd thing is. You don't have to steal.
You don't.  Just con people.  There is millions of ways to con.
Need to feed everyone in the family?
Order one 1.00 🍔 .
Now bite it. Take it back and get another.
Now go to a different local, same business but different local.  Walk it cry about the biten burger get an other burger 🍔.
Repeat.  This works because all of these ass holes placed a chain member on every farking corner.

Now you might only get this one to work once.  But. There tons of these chains with too many of the same on every intersection.  fark em.

Thanks for coming to my ted talk.
I've got tons of different cons I know from when I was in my 20s.
 
2022-05-23 5:15:05 AM  

adamatari: From what I keep hearing of Britain, they're deep in the shiat. They still have the tattered remains of a welfare state but a lot of people are having trouble paying for utilities and food.

If you get a big jump in people who are stealing, it means people who don't steal casually are breaking down. That's not a law problem, that's a social welfare problem. You fix that by making sure people are not desperate.


Ah Christ! You just summonsed carter
 
2022-05-23 6:49:41 AM  

Cormee: adamatari: From what I keep hearing of Britain, they're deep in the shiat. They still have the tattered remains of a welfare state but a lot of people are having trouble paying for utilities and food.

If you get a big jump in people who are stealing, it means people who don't steal casually are breaking down. That's not a law problem, that's a social welfare problem. You fix that by making sure people are not desperate.

Ah Christ! You just summonsed carter


Don't you put that evil on me Rickey Bobby!
 
2022-05-23 8:36:54 AM  

Mister Buttons: Flushing It All Away: I don't think very many people steal from Costco. Maybe every store should have a subscription fee and a receipt checker?

I actually like that idea.

Kind of hard to smuggle bulk items out under your trenchcoat as well.


That's why you bring the kids and break it down first. Got to share the load.
 
2022-05-23 9:48:20 AM  

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2022-05-23 9:57:39 AM  

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I honestly don't feel to bad. They could do self check out and make it stupid quick like they planned with RFID tags for a lot goods at least outside the grocery store but they found it cheaper to pass the cost of checking out on the consumer. Who then expect them to be honest? Kind of foolish.
 
2022-05-23 10:10:02 AM  

Parthenogenetic: jso2897: OOGA BOOGA!!

By the way - do you know what the leading form of larceny in America is? By many factors? In total dollars stolen?
I'll bet some of you more clever ones do!

Taxes?

jk, I'm guessing wage theft, probably by misclassifying workers as management, independent contractors, etc.


Kaiser likes playing a game where they deny vacations then call it your poor planning when you hit the max allowed PTO, and thus start stealing a day's pay every pay period
 
2022-05-23 10:24:23 AM  
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2022-05-23 10:51:05 AM  

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I honestly don't feel to bad. They could do self check out and make it stupid quick like they planned with RFID tags for a lot goods at least outside the grocery store but they found it cheaper to pass the cost of checking out on the consumer. Who then expect them to be honest? Kind of foolish.


I totally agree. Dummies will try to run out the door with high dollar items like booze and clothes, but normal people who consciously or unconsciously walk out the door with produce that's been marked up 500%, if not more, that's just a coupon.

I have battles at my local grocery story where the condoms are sealed away in a plastic box. Every time I'm inconvenienced at buying condoms I look for the smallest and cutest ol' granny running the self checkout lanes, hit the "help me" button on the monitor, make eye contact, and then calmly say, "Oh won't someone help me purchase these condoms! I'm looking forward towards having sex with my spouse tonight! Our relationship has hit some rough spots, I'm hoping these Trojan sensations will pleasure her in all the right ways, but I am foiled by this plastic case entrapping said condoms!"
 
2022-05-23 11:06:11 AM  

twistedsteel5252: Intrepid00: twistedsteel5252: Autoerotic Defenestration: [Fark user image image 672x500]

Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis

I honestly don't feel to bad. They could do self check out and make it stupid quick like they planned with RFID tags for a lot goods at least outside the grocery store but they found it cheaper to pass the cost of checking out on the consumer. Who then expect them to be honest? Kind of foolish.

I totally agree. Dummies will try to run out the door with high dollar items like booze and clothes, but normal people who consciously or unconsciously walk out the door with produce that's been marked up 500%, if not more, that's just a coupon.

I have battles at my local grocery story where the condoms are sealed away in a plastic box. Every time I'm inconvenienced at buying condoms I look for the smallest and cutest ol' granny running the self checkout lanes, hit the "help me" button on the monitor, make eye contact, and then calmly say, "Oh won't someone help me purchase these condoms! I'm looking forward towards having sex with my spouse tonight! Our relationship has hit some rough spots, I'm hoping these Trojan sensations will pleasure her in all the right ways, but I am foiled by this plastic case entrapping said condoms!"


USA? Stores, at least when I worked retail, had agreements with condom makers to leave it unboxed and easier to steal because people might not buy them out of embarrassment. It was also assumed it's okay to build in theft to the cost because it wasn't that expensive to make and the health benefits are there and most people stealing are minors. The deal was the store would get reimbursed the cost of the shrinkage so long as the condoms were left in view of a worker which is why they are by the pharmacy counter or front check outs.
 
2022-05-23 11:21:26 AM  

Intrepid00: twistedsteel5252: Intrepid00: twistedsteel5252: Autoerotic Defenestration: [Fark user image image 672x500]

Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis

I honestly don't feel to bad. They could do self check out and make it stupid quick like they planned with RFID tags for a lot goods at least outside the grocery store but they found it cheaper to pass the cost of checking out on the consumer. Who then expect them to be honest? Kind of foolish.

I totally agree. Dummies will try to run out the door with high dollar items like booze and clothes, but normal people who consciously or unconsciously walk out the door with produce that's been marked up 500%, if not more, that's just a coupon.

I have battles at my local grocery story where the condoms are sealed away in a plastic box. Every time I'm inconvenienced at buying condoms I look for the smallest and cutest ol' granny running the self checkout lanes, hit the "help me" button on the monitor, make eye contact, and then calmly say, "Oh won't someone help me purchase these condoms! I'm looking forward towards having sex with my spouse tonight! Our relationship has hit some rough spots, I'm hoping these Trojan sensations will pleasure her in all the right ways, but I am foiled by this plastic case entrapping said condoms!"

USA? Stores, at least when I worked retail, had agreements with condom makers to leave it unboxed and easier to steal because people might not buy them out of embarrassment. It was also assumed it's okay to build in theft to the cost because it wasn't that expensive to make and the health benefits are there and most people stealing are minors. The deal was the store would get reimbursed the cost of the shrinkage so long as the condoms were left in view of a worker which is why they are by the pharmacy counter or front check outs.


Yep, you got it!  Good ol' USA values
 
2022-05-23 11:34:18 AM  

twistedsteel5252: Intrepid00: twistedsteel5252: Intrepid00: twistedsteel5252: Autoerotic Defenestration: [Fark user image image 672x500]

Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis

I honestly don't feel to bad. They could do self check out and make it stupid quick like they planned with RFID tags for a lot goods at least outside the grocery store but they found it cheaper to pass the cost of checking out on the consumer. Who then expect them to be honest? Kind of foolish.

I totally agree. Dummies will try to run out the door with high dollar items like booze and clothes, but normal people who consciously or unconsciously walk out the door with produce that's been marked up 500%, if not more, that's just a coupon.

I have battles at my local grocery story where the condoms are sealed away in a plastic box. Every time I'm inconvenienced at buying condoms I look for the smallest and cutest ol' granny running the self checkout lanes, hit the "help me" button on the monitor, make eye contact, and then calmly say, "Oh won't someone help me purchase these condoms! I'm looking forward towards having sex with my spouse tonight! Our relationship has hit some rough spots, I'm hoping these Trojan sensations will pleasure her in all the right ways, but I am foiled by this plastic case entrapping said condoms!"

USA? Stores, at least when I worked retail, had agreements with condom makers to leave it unboxed and easier to steal because people might not buy them out of embarrassment. It was also assumed it's okay to build in theft to the cost because it wasn't that expensive to make and the health benefits are there and most people stealing are minors. The deal was the store would get reimbursed the cost of the shrinkage so long as the condoms were left in view of a worker which is why they are by the pharmacy counter or front check outs.

Yep, you got it!  Good ol' USA values


Oh, I mean I'm shocked because I have never seen condoms locked away in a USA store. That's kind of weird since stores will get reimbursed where in the UK, at one point at least, you were made to ask for it from the pharmacist.
 
2022-05-23 1:04:00 PM  

adamatari: If you get a big jump in people who are stealing, it means people who don't steal casually are breaking down. That's not a law problem, that's a social welfare problem. You fix that by making sure people are not desperate.


This is all that needs to be said.

If people who don't usually steal are stealing, that means people are f*cking desperate.
 
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