[TriLUG] [WAY OT] security goons at TigerDirect in Raleigh: "No, thanks!"
magnus at trilug.org
Thu May 31 20:42:33 EDT 2007
Phillip Rhodes wrote:
> This particular libertarian does see it that way. I do find it
> offensive when stores treat me like a criminal, and I do make it a
> habit to keep walking if my purchase sets off the little alarm at the
> door. I figure if they really think I'm stealing something, one of
> them can chase me down and tackle me, then we'll deal with the
> fallout, whatever that may be. But fundamentally, I believe that if
> I grow to despise their policies enough, I always have the option to
> take my business elsewhere.
Actually I hadn't even mentioned the other attempted violation because
it was so small and so easily averted without drama.
They wanted my phone number at the register and I said again "No,
thanks." The cashier insisted, stating the register would not complete
the transaction without my phone number. Again, "no, thank you."
Magically the cashier found a way to make the transaction go through
without my phone number.
<sarcasm> Cashier: "Ohhhhh this is a *UNIX* system. I know this!"
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