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Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by itsstillmatt, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. mordecai

    mordecai Senior member

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    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.
     
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  2. Fuuma

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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...

    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.
     
  3. mordecai

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    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.
     
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    Somehow you don't strike me as the home-improvement kinda guy ;)
    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.
     
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    How does that argument go over with the door guy?
    I see. Do they try to stop you?

    lefty
     
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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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    In college I knew this klepto that would keep an old home depot receipt and use it to steal some pretty high ticket items at the store. He'd put it between his lips and carry like 2 chainsaws, one on each shoulder, and look really busy and in a hurry. He stole a lot of shit that way.
     
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    This is how I went to casinos when I was underage
     
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    More often than not, absolutely, but it really depends on the restaurant. If it's a restaurant where the server puts in a single ticket for all courses, then yeah of course it's the cook's fault. But if tickets are sent into the kitchen as separate "fire" tickets for each course for each table, which is how it's been done at some places I work, then it's the server's fault for sending in a fire ticket at an inappropriate interval.
     
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  14. LA Guy

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    I've never even been approached by any security guy at Home Depot. I just naturally exude more charisma.
     
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    nm
     
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    Just good you didn't mess with the MTA people. Now, THAT could have been ugly.
     
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    agreed. Or upstate cops.
     
  18. NorCal

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    No, everything is the kitchen's fault.
     
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    not like i would suspect some kid carrying two chainsaws... :sarcasm:
     
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    holy fuck and here I thought this shit only happens in the 3rd world. the costco-like entity I buy our groceries from has 2 "doormen" checking the receipts and all. I've had a few brushes with them- from ignoring them altogether and the security guard tried blocking me on the door to arguing with the manager on the logic of this to loudly telling the wife that they're doing this because they think we're stealing from them. anyways I've never encountered any of that in the united states hence my surprise. carry on.
     

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