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Isaac
Aug 3, 2006


If you arent supposed to stop someone from leaving who is stealing how do stores catch anyone?

Most places in Australia have that kind of policy but i've never seen it adhered to, as most people stealing poo poo are 13 or junkies so they aren't really gonna sue the store.

The best story of loss prevention I can remember was a guy running out of our liquor department with two bottles of JD. The security guard chased after him and about 20m down a bottle of JD sails back and lands right on the security guards head and shatters. The security guard stopped for a second kind of stunned, then KEPT RUNNING. About 5minutes later he walks back round the corner covered in blood carrying the other bottle of JD.

Strangely enough the majority of people that loss prevention catches are middle aged female public servants with hundreds of dollars of seafood down their pants. Like somehow this is by far the most common thing they catch and I just do not understand it.

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dw33b
Apr 9, 2001

If you deny yourself a useful tool simply because it reminds you uncomfortably of your mortality, you have uselessly and pointlessly crippled yourself.

When I was a teenager I knew a couple of guys that would team up to steal from places. One was white (Nick), one was black (John). Nick would dress up in the normal young republican type clothing while John would dress in the most thugged out poo poo he could find. You know where this is going... John would make a scene and act suspicious draw the attention of anyone around especially since there were hardly any black people in my town, while Nick would take a few things. Then go pay for one random thing as not to arise suspicion.

Motherfuckers made a ton of money selling CDs and other random poo poo for cheap.

SomeDrunkenMick
Apr 21, 2008


SpaceBees posted:

A guy I know used to work at Office Depot. One day someone just strolled in, grabbed a plasma HDTV, and walked out. There was nothing they could do because they are not allowed to chase or apprehend people in the store.

Then again, when I worked at a local grocery store, our Loss Prevention guy used to catch people and cuff them if he suspected them of stealing, so maybe it depends on the store.

A friend of mine works in a petrol station, they recently had a plasma tv on a display case instore, it was a prize for a competition or something and was located near the door. Well one quite evening whilst their was only two people on in the shop two guys calmly walk in, walk a lap around the store pick up the tv on their way out, load it into their car and they were gone.

They didn't even realise the tv was gone until closing that night, didn't figure out how it was taken until they looked at cctv footage and the two guys were never caught.

Moral of the story is you can get away with a lot if your as brazen as all gently caress with balls like two melons in a floursack.

Anuv
Apr 4, 2008

by Fragmaster


Isaac posted:

If you arent supposed to stop someone from leaving who is stealing how do stores catch anyone?

you stop them at the entrance. the guy probably made it out with that TV before anyone could react. intimidation also works well ahead of time.

vagina dentata
Apr 18, 2008


Honestly, loss prevention is a joke in 90% of stores. When I was fourteen I went through my rebellious, "gently caress the establishment" phase, and stole from almost every store I entered. Luckily for me, another girl at school got busted and had to go to jail, which freaked me out enough to call it quits as well. While I was pretty good at it, I was also becoming pretty bold and I know I would have been caught soon and been in huge trouble.

I can tell you that it was insanely easy, however. Lots of clothing stores, especially the edgier ones, don't really check how many items you're going in with—American Apparel is notorious for this. (In fact, they encourage shoplifting.) Anything smallish can be easily palmed, even right in front of a cashier. In Wal*Mart, I would just put items in my cart, carry a big bag, and move everything to said bag when I was in some secluded spot. I have no idea why they never questioned the fourteen-year-old girl who had spent so much time in the air purifier section.

At bookstores, I would take a few books of my own in my backpack, grab whatever I wanted from them, and sit in the cafe for a while. When I was ready to go, I just put all the books back in my bag.

For anything else, just be confident. I stole 90% of the things I took by just having it in my hand and walking out the door. Free soda, food, candy, whatever. If it was raining, I'd just stop in somewhere and pick up an umbrella. During winter, I walked out with a $70 coat.

In short, STEALING IS BAD AND YOU SHOULD NEVER DO IT. It's only for stupid anarchist teenagers and crackheads, and if you do it you will eventually be caught and it will ruin your life. You'll have a record, you will never get hired anywhere but McDonald's, you'll be banned from all your favorite shops, and your parents won't love you anymore.

But it's insanely easy, even easier than most people imagine.

zekezero
Apr 8, 2004



On the other side, I represented a guy who walked out of walmart, was tackled, handcuffed and had a heart attack.

He hadn't taken anything.

They accused him of stealing his money clip, but they didn't sell that particular money clip.

We had to go through a criminal trial - acquittal, and then a law suit.

Problem was, there's a federal case which says that a grand jury indictment clears the police from a false arrests claim, but the money in the case was clearly the walmart security that roughed him up.

They hurt themselves by "accidently" erasing the store video of the actual arrest (i.e. the security beatdown of a sixty year old man.)

So they settled pretty quick.

Incidently, walmart has been roughed up so much that they have smartly started hiring local counsel in cases to actually settle cases rather than try everything. It's saved them a ton of money from what I've seen.

TylerC
Jun 16, 2005

by Tiny Fistpump


I worked loss prevention for 3 years. Saw a lot of merchandise stolen, and saw a lot of it recovered.

video of one of our better stops:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV7JG5s0HBY

Danthrax
Jul 11, 2006
The Jews invented and successfully promoted Socialism, Communism, human rights and democracy so that persecuting them would appear to be wrong


Ease of shoplifting depends on the store. Some stores have LP officers, many don't. For the ones that have new camera systems, the cameras often have incredibly high resolution. At my last job the cameras could read the UPC numbers on a tag on a shirt hanging from the wall. Of course in that store, if you wanted to steal all you had to do was not be a black teenager. The loss prevention dudes at that place were racist as poo poo. I considered taking a few things, but ultimately never did as they gave me health insurance and I didn't feel like jeopardizing that.

I worked at a Christmas Tree Shops in high school for a bit, and stole some things from there. A couple knit hats in the winter (just threw 'em in my pockets, scanned the tags as damaged) and I'd open up a pack of cookies or gummi fruits every once in a while if I was hungry and forgot to bring food for my break.

I've been tempted to steal things, but haven't since high school. Too afraid of getting caught and it's not worth the consequences.

nospacebar
Jan 6, 2003
once banned, twice shy.

My cousin Mitch McDeere worked at Vin Diesel's Pump and Dump and lifted a Radio Flyer.

Well, to make a long story short, he got home and took the Radio Flyer out of his 64 Buick Skylark's trunk, swear to God drat Jesus Christ, there was a baby taped to the bottom.

So, don't steal, or you might find yourself the father of a wagon baby.

SpaceBees
Jul 12, 2008

It cost me an arm and a leg to get into this club!

Anuv posted:

most bigger chains won't risk chasing/tackling a shoplifter due to the fact that a large settlement over a broken bone isn't worth some guy stealing stuff

and it's the same reason why stores are weaning security systems/jobs. paying someone 40k a year to stop teenagers stealing a 50 cent candy bar isnt profitable. same goes for big camera/tagging systems

Beat me to it. This is pretty much why they stared and didn't do anything.

Jerk Burger
Jul 4, 2003

King of the Monkeys

My partner works at a certain Australian hardware warehouse, and often when someone nicks stuff a bunch of the male workers take off after them. The last time this happened, a guy put a bunch of spirit levels down the legs of his pants, and quickly shuffled out of the store (i.e. couldn't bend his legs due to the levels). They chased after him, with the levels dropping out of the guy's pants. Unfortunately, once he had run out of levels the scumbag pulled a knife on the workers, who quickly decided to return to the store (definitely not worth risking your life for that job).

I heard some bizarre stories from a guy who worked at Woolworths. They once had a guy arrested who had sewed a 2nd pair of sweatpants within a pair, and had stuffed meats in his 'meat pants'.

Another guy walked straight out of the store with a trolley full of meat (meat, the thieves choice!). One of the checkout people said "Um, you have to pay for that". The guy stopped, looked at the employee, and said "Ah, you got me". Left the trolley and casually walked out.

Defiant Sally
May 6, 2004

Cum all over my mirrors just gettin off on my self maan, UUAOHH

WORSHIPPIN' this BIIG motherfucker.

*fingers dickhole*


I work at a Home Depot and people tend to just walk out the back loving door with combo kits of Tools. There's a section of our seasonal area where the fences are maybe 10 feet tall. Theres always like 1 or 2 people working late at night in the department and the section has to remain open. It also has no video surveillance.

Ted Stevens
Jun 2, 2007

by T. Finn


I'll just say, as a former Wal-mart employee, I almost made off with a 52" LCD TV, but my accomplice bailed at the last 10 minutes. Bastard.


Edit: I still know a few ways to do petty theft there, too. I used to be a total klepto, but I quit doing it. Hurr, hurr, cue the "...but I took something for it" punchline.

Ted Stevens fucked around with this message at Jan 12, 2009 around 04:26

sentientcarbon
Aug 21, 2008

OFFLINE GAMES ARE THE FUTURE OF ONLINE GAMING

The numbers don't lie. 99.99% of every Diablo 3 player wants the game to be offline. This is a FACT.

OH SHIT IS THAT A WEBCAM? HOLY CRAP GET THAT AWAY FROM ME! (I am terrified of being spied on, because I am a very interesting person)


If you steal from Whole Foods, odds are good that their employees will get in more trouble than you will!

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf..._for_stopp.html

As an added bonus, they're really loving overpriced.

MikeyKins
May 9, 2004

Dan, there's a reason why we get emails calling you Le Bafart, Le Baturd, Le Bajerk...


I was a rent-a-cop for a mall that had a WalMart attached, and they had their own LP guy. We had analog cameras in the malls, and our video playback was over a series of VHS tapes.

They had HD cameras, and a bluray burner in their system. You could drat well see what time it was on someone's watch when they were shopping in the electronics section. WalMart's systems are bitchin, but they did only have the one guy

SpaceBees
Jul 12, 2008

It cost me an arm and a leg to get into this club!

dw33b posted:

When I was a teenager I knew a couple of guys that would team up to steal from places. One was white (Nick), one was black (John). Nick would dress up in the normal young republican type clothing while John would dress in the most thugged out poo poo he could find. You know where this is going... John would make a scene and act suspicious draw the attention of anyone around especially since there were hardly any black people in my town, while Nick would take a few things. Then go pay for one random thing as not to arise suspicion.

Motherfuckers made a ton of money selling CDs and other random poo poo for cheap.

This plan is genius. Every time a "thug" looking kid would come into the store the Loss Prevention guy would watch him like a hawk. But they actually paid for all their stuff. Now the emo kids, they steal loving everything.

Kwosge
Dec 6, 2005

Lincoln-fish, the most powerful of all the Lincoln based animals.

Anuv posted:

why steal your own baby!!

Because the bitch didn't let you have custody.

MrTheDevious
May 7, 2006

Ahh nostalgia, you cruel bitch


Mother Yeti posted:

I'd imagine that self-checkout has been God's gift to shoplifters. I've been to some stores where there's an employee posted there to make sure no one's "forgetting" to scan items, but that would seem to defeat the purpose of self-checkout.

They are. Walmart is actually removing them from future stores because so many people are using them to steal. Most of our stores here have already had them removed. Gotta get your theft in now while you still can

Weatherman
Jul 30, 2003

SCREECH


nospacebar posted:

My cousin Mitch McDeere worked at Vin Diesel's Pump and Dump and lifted a Radio Flyer.

Well, to make a long story short, he got home and took the Radio Flyer out of his 64 Buick Skylark's trunk, swear to God drat Jesus Christ, there was a baby taped to the bottom.

So, don't steal, or you might find yourself the father of a wagon baby.

What the gently caress is with this inadvertantly stealing babies poo poo? Twice in the same thread?

Stabbish
Jan 21, 2008


Zeph posted:

When I was younger, me and a friend would ride our bikes up to the local Wally and take computer games. The PC games were just on a shelf so we'd take them to a spot we knew was blind to the cameras, take the CD's out and walk out with them in our pockets. It was pretty easy.
Then another friend of ours got caught with all 5 CD's for Half-Life 2, and the WalMart made an example out of him, prosecuted and banned from the store and all that poo poo. We stopped then, because...we didn't want that to happen to us.


So, don't steal stuff, kids.

It's funny because you didn't get caught.

13th Duchess
Dec 27, 2008

With my reputation?

On one side of the token, I was a brazen teenage thief, stealing from large chains and such. I rationalized this by saying that they had big corporate pockets and I wasn't hurting anyone. It was insanely easy. I quit when I started wanting grown up crap that I couldn't fit in a purse, like furniture. I also realized that I didn't want to pack around an adult record for stealing something that probably had no value.

On the other side, I managed a store belonging to a fairly popular beauty supply chain. The system was pretty much set up to deal with only internal theft, which it was amazing at. The only way that you could really steal from the company was to either just take the poo poo or skim change from the customer.

On the customer side, you could come in and run out with the product (a popular method), stuff crap in your purse, or do the quick change scam. All of these were usually successful since we couldn't search or detain you, and ever since a co-worker got ran over by a truck trying to stop a thief, we decided it wasn't worth it to chase someone down over a flat iron. I did manage to smack a runner in the back of the head with a jar of cholesterol, but that was stupidity on my part.

Ceciltron
Jan 11, 2007

Text BEEP to 43527 for the dancing robot!

My buddy used to "not complete transactions" on some small items at the convenience store and wound up making a killing. I thought it was reprehensible, but he never did get caught, and even after he quit, I don't think they quite know.

SunknLiner
Jan 19, 2005



Speaking as a former "Store Detective" (heh!) for MACY's, I can safely say that it's not a smart idea to try and steal from any MACY's store. All "Store Detectives" go through pretty rigorous training including how to appropriately apprehend, take down, and handcuff a shoplifter. All of the cameras are real, the guy standing next to you in line isn't really a customer, and MACY's will prosecute you no matter how small your theft is. A lot of stores even have a cell in the security office for temporary holding after the paperwork is finished, and before the police arrive to haul you away.

ehhhhhhnnnnnn
Jun 3, 2008



In High school, my friend and I would regularly go to the local big-name grocery store on our common free period. Aside from the standard aisles and aisles of goods, this store also had a mini-restaurant where you could get potatoe wedges, chicken, pizza, all sorts of things that were cooked fresh.

Once, I accidentally (seriously) took a litre of Chocolate Milk, bought some fries, and finished them both off - without thinking to go to the front of the store to buy the milk. I didn't realize until later, when we were walking out.

Anyway, discovering that the fresh-cooked-food people didn't care what you had in your hand and wouldn't question whether you already bought it (the front check-outs were far enough away for them not to be able to even notice, anyway), so we would grab stuff and go there and eat away - all for free.

Eventually, it got to the point where I would actually ask for some fries or whatever from the restaurant place, and then just walk around to the dining area, completely skipping the cashier (one of two people working in that area), and eat my lunch.

Then I grew the gently caress up and stopped stealing poo poo.

Never did get caught for taking a thing there, though. Let that be a lesson for you.

.TakaM
Oct 30, 2007



Most people in retail eventually learn how to trick the system, my previous jobs computer system was incredibly flawed and very vulnerable, as long as I used the general access password and erased/changed the times for transactions there was no way to trace or detect it.

Still, I'm not going to go into much detail considering some of the internet detectives here.



One of my friends did used to work at a small sporting goods store, when they were changing ownership they were writing off a ton of stock or something had he stolen maybe 2 grand worth of stuff.
He gave me a pair of shoes

FueledBySatan
Nov 26, 2006


Stealing from Wal-Mart is ridiculously easy several different ways. My friends and I used to get x box controllers by simply cutting them out of the packages and pocketing the controllers. One of my friends actually paid his passed due $680 rent by jacking all the controllers from our metro area wal-marts.

The best and balliest way I've jacked Wal-Mart is a pretty creative scam. We walked in with a DVD that we didn't even but from Wal-Mart and got the pink return sticker. We then took that sticker and put it on a hundred dollar cordless phone. I then proceeded to take that phone I didn't pay for to the customer service desk. It had the little pink sticker on it so they didn't even question it. They took the return and gave me a hundred dollar gift card. We bought beer and pizza with the money.

It was really really nerve racking for a few minutes though. The lady even said that it looked like the phone was never even purchased, but she typed in her override code to force it through. Simply amazing.

randyest
Sep 1, 2004


Goddrat there are a lot of thieves on these forums!

zekezero posted:

They have cameras in the floor and parking lot and the pictures are very high resolution. The had a few of my clients on camera from the time they pulled up to the time they left.
Wait, cameras on the floor?

Jastiger
Oct 11, 2008
TURN THE FIREHOSE ON ME IF I KEEP MENTIONING THE SOUTH


I work for a large electronic retailer and twice this week, SAME GUY-

He walks into the store, grabs two Playstation 3's and stands in line. When the Loss Prevention person turns their back to check a camera/tag an open item/direct another customer in the store, he BOLTS out the front door and into a housing development nearby. TWICE. In the same week. THE EXACT SAME WAY. WITH THE SAME CLOTHES ON. I guess he got really lucky he didn't get profiled, as the same people weren't working as the previous theft, but drat. Just runs out the door, company policy, we can't touch em or do anything.

Cops show up 15 minutes later, never find the guy. Its about 6 degrees outside, find a guy with a huge hoodie carrying two Playstation 3's..no dice.

Moral of the story-I've seen more theft when the people are just ballsy. Walk in, and take it like you own it. Retailers need to have stricter policies. These bull poo poo law suits are whats killin em. Not that i'm Pro tackling people, but a line is crossed.

Powercrazy
Feb 15, 2004

*~I'm Back Boyz~*

If you can read this your style sheet is a PoS.


I stole cigarettes and chewing tobacco from convenience stores when I was a teen. Then I sold them to people at school. I was pulling 200/week which is pretty ballin' when you are 14 with no job.

utada
Jun 6, 2006

I had the craziest dream last night. I was dancing the White Swan.

MrTheDevious posted:

They are. Walmart is actually removing them from future stores because so many people are using them to steal. Most of our stores here have already had them removed. Gotta get your theft in now while you still can

The new Walmart that opened in our town actually had a bit in their newspaper article about how customers love not having the self-scan. "We think the customer would rather have a smile and an actual person there to make their shopping experience more personal."

FCKGW
May 21, 2006

Buttcoin is the future of online butts. Buttcoin is a peer-to-peer butt. Peer-to-peer means that no central authority issues new butts or tracks butts.



Crows Turn Off posted:

I was having a debate with a friend about this after Christmas.

Is it stealing if you return gifts to Wal-Mart that weren't purchased there? They'll usually give you a gift card for the amount, then you can buy whatever you want instead.

I didn't think it was, because as long as the gift isn't used (obviously), then they can still sell it and make money off of it. Plus, you'll be spending money there on top of it (with the gift card).

Wait, so they made no money off the initial sale, they buy the product off you for $50 basically, then they get the privilege or reselling it for ..... $50 or less if discounted? How exactly do they make money now?

I have to explain this concept to customers all the time when they try to return poo poo to my store they obviously bought someplace else. "But you sell it!" they said, and I have to try and explain the concept of "profit" and that we're not in the business and buying products at retail cost and reselling at a loss on the now used product.

On a related note, do not try and steal from Fry's. Just don't. They are very aggressive with their Loss Prevention. Anything over $350 and you're going to jail on felony, Fry's policy is to press charges on ALL shoplifters, no exceptions. And if you've stolen before odds are we saw you but couldn't bust you for not having all the steps, and your face is plastered around the store waiting for you to come back.

Fry's employees make $50 for turning in shoplifters, and I've made over $500 since working there. I'm looking at you, led-stealing ravers!

sirbeefalot
Aug 24, 2004
Fast Learner.

My younger brother was a moron at his first job and stole about a grand over the course of about 6 months. He worked for a family owned store, and would grab things off the shelves and return them for cash. Thing is, he did this with his own login info on the registers. They watched the transactions for a couple months when they started noticing discrepancies in the book keeping, and nailed him one Saturday morning. He went to work, and 20 minutes later, he's back at our house in the back of a police cruiser.

He was only 15 or 16 at the time, lucky for him legally, and the family was really good about not loving him over considering the whole situation. Whatever they worked out with the police, he just ended up doing some community service and had to pay the money back.

In hindsight, it was also pretty dumb of the rest of our family to not notice all the red flags, like all of the new poo poo he was buying. The one that sticks out in my mind was the new PSP he bought when they were still about $250 or $230 or whatever, and he told me he got it for $80 because "it was a floor model." I still can't believe I didn't think anything of that at the time.

Marxalot
Dec 24, 2008
I want to read the ffxi thread without seeing your horrible title; you're welcome ffxi thread

One of the more retarded groups of people I used to know decided they need alcohol one day. Lots of it.
Lots and lots of it.
But none of these brave redneck manchildren were 21, and they were all broke. So they hatched a clever scheme.
One of them got some activated walmart security tags from somewhere in the store and bought some cheap DVDs through the self-checkout line. Meanwhile the rest of the group went and grabbed a large icechest and filled it full of all beer and cheap wine they could pack in there.
When the group left the store they let the guy who bought the DVDs but kept activated tags on him set off the alarm to distract the Wal-Mart greeter while the guys with the cooler full of beer just kept walking.

I don't even want to know how much that alcohol would have cost.

nospacebar
Jan 6, 2003
once banned, twice shy.

Weatherman posted:

What the gently caress is with this inadvertantly stealing babies poo poo? Twice in the same thread?

Denying that the problem exists doesn't make it go away, Weatherman.

The latest babylifting numbers are infinitely higher than any of us are comfortable with.

I mean, ask my late aunt Rita, who, after snaking the GI Joe Aircraft Carrier from K.B. Toys in '93, found not one, but two beautiful 7lb 8oz baby girls packed neatly inside the Hasbro packaging.

Fried Watermelon
Dec 29, 2008



.TakaM posted:

Most people in retail eventually learn how to trick the system, my previous jobs computer system was incredibly flawed and very vulnerable, as long as I used the general access password and erased/changed the times for transactions there was no way to trace or detect it.

Still, I'm not going to go into much detail considering some of the internet detectives here.



One of my friends did used to work at a small sporting goods store, when they were changing ownership they were writing off a ton of stock or something had he stolen maybe 2 grand worth of stuff.
He gave me a pair of shoes

Your walmart sells beer?! Jeez

Well to combat the stores not being able to chase after the people and to prevent their accomplices from pestering me with questions, I usually grab my coat, toque and gloves and pretend im a shopper. Then I walk to the front, lock the door and call the police.

BritishMafia
Feb 14, 2006

Black tea, football, and money laundering:
Raison d'etre


A coworker, not a friend, at Circuit City about 4 years back (I no longer work there, thank god) had a setup where he and about 4 friends would steal numerous items, ranging from CDs to home theater systems. It was an awful idea - They would go "shopping" for items, he would help them, and he would "ring them up." This involved deactivating any security tags and pretending to scan them in.

The "customers" would then walk out with the items unnoticed.

Working in customer service, I got to help review the tapes. Basically, the cameras over each register also have a live, recorded feed of the screen. The tapes showed that while the video appeared to depict my coworker ringing items up, the other half of the split-screen showed no changes on the register. We reviewed a few tapes, waited for the culprits to come in, and called the police.

He and two friends were handcuffed and taken to the station. I'm not sure what ended up happening from there, but the theft was over ten thousand. I haven't heard from him since, and I don't really care to know what happened. I just hope he got what he deserved.

Captain von Trapp
Jan 22, 2006

I don't like it, and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it.

Anuv posted:

wal-mart no longer uses plain-clothed security/loss prevention people.

I'm good friends with a guy who does plainclothes security at Wal-Mart. Maybe it's not all stores, but at least one store uses them.

Keeku
Jun 3, 2005



I work in a Woolworths in Australia. Shoplifters come through all the time and get caught on a fairly regular basis. I've seen people dragged back into the store kicking and screaming.

In my 4 years at the store I've seen about 12 or so staff fired for stealing, the most recent being about 6 caught during a lost prevention blitz about a month back.

Marxalot
Dec 24, 2008
I want to read the ffxi thread without seeing your horrible title; you're welcome ffxi thread

Fried Watermelon posted:

Your walmart sells beer?! Jeez

Well to combat the stores not being able to chase after the people and to prevent their accomplices from pestering me with questions, I usually grab my coat, toque and gloves and pretend im a shopper. Then I walk to the front, lock the door and call the police.

Nice misquote.

I live in Texas. We sell beer everywhere. No liquor though.

e: On a related note, when I worked at sonic I must have stolen a few hundred worth of free food.

Marxalot fucked around with this message at Jan 12, 2009 around 05:16

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zodwallop
Dec 17, 2006

Don't believe what the TVs say, Lord Arbus. You can eat them things all day long, have breath as sweet as a pine tree full of angels, and you still won't get any pussy.

I used to work in the OTC Pharmacy section of a Wal-Mart. We had the blind spot in our section, a small aisle with energy bars on one side, and adult diapers on the other. I would always come in and find open DVD cases. What's worse is, I would constantly find open/half eaten energy bars. Don't those things taste like poo poo? People also emptied out weight loss pill bottles back there.

Funny thing: I once watched a kid pull down a bottle of lotion from the shelf. He turned his back, and after a few seconds, put it back on the shelf. He turned around, rubbing his arms. I was standing there the whole time. He sees me watching him, and I say, "Did..did you just steal lotion?"

He says, "Uh.. sorry."

I said, "I really don't care, but you just stole lotion," and I walked away.

Most of my time working at Wal-Mart I spent in disbelief/anger over how lovely most of the customers were. I know it's supposed to be "the customer is always right," but I didn't care. I worked hard, and I didn't need people coming into my department loving with me and messing up everything.

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