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Cashier asleep at the till, or collusion!

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:

Cashier asleep at the till, or collusion!

It happened at the self-checkout.

MeatMan wrote:
Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:

Cashier asleep at the till, or collusion!

It happened at the self-checkout.

Weird... Any self-checkout we have here, you're hovered-over by a "not-cashier"... even the Walmart has a guy checking your receipt "Costco-style" on your way out.

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:
MeatMan wrote:
Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:

Cashier asleep at the till, or collusion!

It happened at the self-checkout.

Weird... Any self-checkout we have here, you're hovered-over by a "not-cashier"... even the Walmart has a guy checking your receipt "Costco-style" on your way out.

I very rarely go into the Walmart here, thankfully, but when I do, there's one half-interested employee supposedly responsible for about 10 self-checkout stations. So I can sort of see why the woman thought she could get away with it. Kudos for the loss-prevention person for doing his/her job.

MeatMan wrote:
Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:
MeatMan wrote:
Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:

Cashier asleep at the till, or collusion!

It happened at the self-checkout.

Weird... Any self-checkout we have here, you're hovered-over by a "not-cashier"... even the Walmart has a guy checking your receipt "Costco-style" on your way out.

I very rarely go into the Walmart here, thankfully, but when I do, there's one half-interested employee supposedly responsible for about 10 self-checkout stations. So I can sort of see why the woman thought she could get away with it. Kudos for the loss-prevention person for doing his/her job.

I just did a YouTube search on WalMart Loss Prevention and the interactions with customers are pretty much material for a clinic on horrible customer relations.

According to the arrest affidavit, the 25-year-old said, "I am just trying to get gifts for my son that I cannot afford. The computer is for my husband. Since he just got me a Coach purse, I figured he deserved something nice as well.”

There's nothing illegal about that. This woman's a saint!

Running Man wrote:
According to the arrest affidavit, the 25-year-old said, "I am just trying to get gifts for my son that I cannot afford. The computer is for my husband. Since he just got me a Coach purse, I figured he deserved something nice as well.”

There's nothing illegal about that. This woman's a saint!

I just find it hard to care about money taken from Wal-Mart, especially when it doesn't involve violence.

bnpederson wrote:
Running Man wrote:
According to the arrest affidavit, the 25-year-old said, "I am just trying to get gifts for my son that I cannot afford. The computer is for my husband. Since he just got me a Coach purse, I figured he deserved something nice as well.”

There's nothing illegal about that. This woman's a saint!

I just find it hard to care about money taken from Wal-Mart, especially when it doesn't involve violence.

Hard, but not impossible. If Walmart loses money, it's the hard-working peons who will get hurt way before the shareholders or the Walton family.

sometimesdee wrote:
bnpederson wrote:
Running Man wrote:
According to the arrest affidavit, the 25-year-old said, "I am just trying to get gifts for my son that I cannot afford. The computer is for my husband. Since he just got me a Coach purse, I figured he deserved something nice as well.”

There's nothing illegal about that. This woman's a saint!

I just find it hard to care about money taken from Wal-Mart, especially when it doesn't involve violence.

Hard, but not impossible. If Walmart loses money, it's the hard-working peons who will get hurt way before the shareholders or the Walton family.

I agree. I don't want to dampen the generally light-hearted tone of this thread, but stealing from a megacorporation isn't going to hurt the higher ups, it'll impact the hardest working employees.

I've seen this movie.

I've played this game.
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sometimesdee wrote:

Florida Man disrupts presidential motorcade with expletives and rude gestures.

Let's try not to get too much into politics on this one, folks.

I'm... not really sure how we can comment on that article without going into politics. Maybe this should be in the other thread?

To the delight of witty reporters, a Fort Walton Beach possum broke into a liquor store and got...you guessed it, drunk as a skunk.

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We're going streaking!

Best part is the store owner’s plug at the end:

Moore added it was the “first time in my life” he had an opossum break into his store and drink his alcohol, and that it was “pretty unusual.”

“But it just goes to show that even the animals are impressed with Cash’s,” he said

The NY Post ripped off our thread. All the times this year Florida put the F in WTF.

Running Man wrote:

The NY Post ripped off our thread. All the times this year Florida put the F in WTF.

To be fair, they probably just ripped off @_FloridaMan

Tampa mom hires stripper for 8-year-old son’s birthday party, outrage follows

I'm glad the headline clarifies the response, because Florida.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

Tampa mom hires stripper for 8-year-old son’s birthday party, outrage follows

I'm glad the headline clarifies the response, because Florida.

April 1, 2016, BTW.

Edit: Apparently the NY Post reported it on March 31, so it's most likely NOT an April Fool's Joke.

Don't forget the assault on the cops!

She kicked one of the troopers in the chest and hand while they handcuffed her, the troopers said.

Eh, I'm inclined to give people a pass these days when it comes to interactions with cops.