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post #196 of 481
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Explain this whole situation to me, I absolutely don't understand what it means... Your local shopping center has a doorman? Does he have a guestlist?

You show them your receipt and he matches it to the things in your cart to make sure you aren't stealing.

Pio- you will enjoy dinners more if you don't worry about what they might be doing in the kitchen.
post #197 of 481
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Dude, totally. It's not your fault the food came out before you were even finished with your first course. It's either the kitchen's fault, the server's fault, or a miscommunication between the two. But either way, if a cook puts something in the pass, and the server says "Oh fuck they aren't even finished with their appetizers yet" nobody is going to be surprised if you want them remade.

99% of the time it's the kitchen's fault. just sayin'.
post #198 of 481
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


This happens even in Canada at certain places, i.e. CostCo. People stand by the door and stop you to check off what's in your cart against your reciept.

WTF

So CostCo. is Canadian and Home Depot is American and they're similar places (not playing idiot but I'M not very familiar with either)...Would you say it is common or just a policy of that store/these stores?
post #199 of 481
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post


You show them your receipt and he matches it to the things in your cart to make sure you aren't stealing.

Pio- you will enjoy dinners more if you don't worry about what they might be doing in the kitchen.

I have a fair idea of what happens but it doesn't mean I need to prompt further atrocities. I also have strong faith in the robust nature of the human enteric system.
post #200 of 481
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post


WTF

So CostCo. is Canadian and Home Depot is American and they're similar places (not playing idiot but I'M not very familiar with either)...Would you say it is common or just a policy of that store/these stores?

CostCo is based in the US but has spread to Canada. CostCo is a warehouse store for food/clothing, etc. Home Depot is a big hardware DIY warehouse.
post #201 of 481
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post


WTF

So CostCo. is Canadian and Home Depot is American and they're similar places (not playing idiot but I'M not very familiar with either)...Would you say it is common or just a policy of that store/these stores?

No, in Costco it is part of the contract when you become a member. At Home Depot it is a policy. It is also illegal to demand it without it being an agreed to portion of a contract, which is the case for any public store. Unless you have legitimate reason to believe someone is stealing you cannot demand that they show you proof that they own their property. Legally it amounts to demanding someone on the street show you the contents of their suitcase or purse and prove that they own their property.
post #202 of 481
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


CostCo is based in the US but has spread to Canada. CostCo is a warehouse store for food/clothing, etc. Home Depot is a big hardware DIY warehouse.

Ok, I've been to both like 1-2 times but I don't think I've done so recently, there's a chain in Qc called Rona that is like Home depot, it's actually very practical to be able to buy everything at the same place but they can't build the big ones in cities...

Anyway this doorman shit is unacceptable. During the festivals here you've got kids in security outfits asking to see whats in your bag when you walk in the streets where festivals are held, I always pass them by and tell them to fuck off cause theyre not cops. EVERRYONE else I've seen complies, truly horrible.
post #203 of 481
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Anyway this doorman shit is unacceptable. During the festivals here you've got kids in security outfits asking to see whats in your bag when you walk in the streets where festivals are held, I always pass them by and tell them to fuck off cause theyre not cops. EVERRYONE else I've seen complies, truly horrible.

Last time it happened at Home Depot I told the guy I'd show him the content of my bag if he showed me the content of his wallet. He was really confused.
post #204 of 481
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Ok, I've been to both like 1-2 times but I don't think I've done so recently, there's a chain in Qc called Rona that is like Home depot, it's actually very practical to be able to buy everything at the same place but they can't build the big ones in cities...

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Somehow you don't strike me as the home-improvement kinda guy wink.gif
I've never had anything checked at Home Depot or Rona (btw, there's a plaza in Toronto that has Rona, Home Depot and Canadian Tire in one place, talking about one-stop shopping), but it's standard procedure at Costco.
It's not like they care anyway, it takes them about .5 seconds to 'thoroughly' check the cart and mark the receipt.
post #205 of 481
great thread
post #206 of 481
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

No, in Costco it is part of the contract when you become a member. At Home Depot it is a policy. It is also illegal to demand it without it being an agreed to portion of a contract, which is the case for any public store. Unless you have legitimate reason to believe someone is stealing you cannot demand that they show you proof that they own their property. Legally it amounts to demanding someone on the street show you the contents of their suitcase or purse and prove that they own their property.

How does that argument go over with the door guy?

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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

Last time it happened at Home Depot I told the guy I'd show him the content of my bag if he showed me the content of his wallet. He was really confused.

I see.  Do they try to stop you?

 

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post #207 of 481
I've never had it happen at Home Depot, but the security guys at Best Buy do that quite frequently. I just shake my head and tell them "no" while walking by and that's the end of it. They rely on the subservience of the general populace to authority figures to allow them to pull that crap.
post #208 of 481
Sometimes they shrug, sometimes they get really confused and I get annoyed and leave them there confused, one time the guy kept arguing and started to come at me threateningly, before realizing himself and just cursed at me. That time I contacted their customer service and they sent me a very apologetic letter and had the branch manager contact me.
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I've never had it happen at Home Depot, but the security guys at Best Buy do that quite frequently. I just shake my head and tell them "no" while walking by and that's the end of it. They rely on the subservience of the general populace to authority figures to allow them to pull that crap.



This is the average experience. That last guy though said "How do I know you aren't stealing?" to which I responded asking if he was accusing me of stealing. When he said no I told him then it was none of his business, and he got pissed off.
post #209 of 481
This is where I feel sorry for all you guys. I just don my "authoritative and influential priviledged white male" demeanor and no one would dare approach me for such a fashion.
post #210 of 481
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

Sometimes they shrug, sometimes they get really confused and I get annoyed and leave them there confused, one time the guy kept arguing and started to come at me threateningly, before realizing himself and just cursed at me. That time I contacted their customer service and they sent me a very apologetic letter and had the branch manager contact me.

This is the average experience. That last guy though said "How do I know you aren't stealing?" to which I responded asking if he was accusing me of stealing. When he said no I told him then it was none of his business, and he got pissed off.

If they attempt to engage me in any way after I walk by, I just look at them like they're stupid and continue walking. I've never had a problem with it.
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