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Old 01-24-2014, 03:01 PM   #1
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Karma, a true story

I am posting this in the humor forum, as it actually happened to me. I think it is hilarious now, but not at first.

Late yesterday evening, we had a customer come in. She had another female and two males in the vehicle with her. Just looking at them (all the piercings, tattoos, etc), you probably wouldn't invite them over for dinner.

Anyhow, when we got thru with our service and she was paying, she pulled out a Discover card to pay. My manager asked to see her ID before he would run the card, and she said it was outside in the vehicle. As she went outside, my manager went to pull in the next customers vehicle. These 4 ne'er-do-wells saw he was not watching them, so they got in their car and left, without paying.

It was kind of my managers fault, as he knows to watch for stuff like this, but he said he thought he knew that woman. He spent an hour after work trying to find her on facebook, to no avail. It got off with him (and me even more) that this happened.

Anyhow this morning, our first customers were a husband and wife. After we finished with their service, they pointed out to me that someone had left a purse underneath one of the chairs in the customer area.

Yep, you are probably thinking from the name of this thread of whose purse it is, and you are correct. It was that woman's purse. I have her drivers license in hand.

Ain't Karma grand?
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:24 PM   #2
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aint karma grand.....would love to see thier face when the sherrif rolls up!!

as a business owner i have had things of this nature happe a lot..

and also as a heavily tattood minority, it kinda sucks when its obvious others form an opinion of my character before a word or action is ever exchanged...

its funny to watch them change attitude when they find out what i do and who i work with and that i probably have more education than than them....

I wish i could say i dont do it too....ive had customers come in who i think are homeless and wasting my time, that end up paying my mortgage for the month in sales....

but i once had a customer park his car IN FRONT of the door/camera and proceed to walk out with product.....right after he had just let me make photocopies of his driver liscense and debit card for transaction!!???....its people like that who question my faith in common sense....go figure
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:48 PM   #3
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Lucky (karma) this time but maybe it's time for a new policy or reinforce one that exists and that is to jot down tag number and make and model of car when filling out service order.. Just saying....
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:11 PM   #4
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I'm thinking she might qualify for one of the 2014 Darwin Awards.
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Getting my $$$$$$$

After retiring from the Navy back in 1977, I started a CB radio business which did pretty well for a couple of years. During that time, I have a regular trucker for CB / radar detector business that paid for some service of $331.00.
Upon deposit the check, it bounced sky high. Great customer for a couple of years, always paid by cash, so I trusted him. He disappeared, I filed with the local small claim court for the amount owed. Time passed, even 13 years passed. Always asking kin where he was, nobody knew. Well, low and behold
a hurricane happened to hit Florida and we were all looking for a safe place to
put our boat inside for protection. There was a local add for inside storage. My partner took his boat to the advertised place for storage and guess who met my partner to unlock the door for storage????? The missing truck driver
for 13 years!!!!!!!!!! I called the locals for an update on the bad check warrant, they said it was still active, but you may be out of luck to collect for it had been so long, but I said "I know where he is right now" OK fast forward. By the laws of Florida, I was able to collect the highest interest that was allowed, plus file fees and collection fees for the 13 years. A warrent was served to appear in court. My $331.00 turned into over $600.00 dollars cash by the bad check.


Talk about Karma, it will get you when you appear to unlock the door!
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Overall, a great story! Like ironj said, we should hold our prejudice in check. Take one of these tests - the results may surprise you! https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html Then too, they may not.
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After retiring from the Navy back in 1977, I started a CB radio business which did pretty well for a couple of years. During that time, I have a regular trucker for CB / radar detector business that paid for some service of $331.00.
Upon deposit the check, it bounced sky high. Great customer for a couple of years, always paid by cash, so I trusted him. He disappeared, I filed with the local small claim court for the amount owed. Time passed, even 13 years passed. Always asking kin where he was, nobody knew. Well, low and behold
a hurricane happened to hit Florida and we were all looking for a safe place to
put our boat inside for protection. There was a local add for inside storage. My partner took his boat to the advertised place for storage and guess who met my partner to unlock the door for storage????? The missing truck driver
for 13 years!!!!!!!!!! I called the locals for an update on the bad check warrant, they said it was still active, but you may be out of luck to collect for it had been so long, but I said "I know where he is right now" OK fast forward. By the laws of Florida, I was able to collect the highest interest that was allowed, plus file fees and collection fees for the 13 years. A warrent was served to appear in court. My $331.00 turned into over $600.00 dollars cash by the bad check.

Talk about Karma, it will get you when you appear to unlock the door!
had a customer once do same thing about 14yrs ago.....he was a SUPER nice guy and i couldent believe he would bounce a check...never did hear from him again and turned the check over to the district att for prosecution....and around these parts they will GET YOU....lol

well they never got him...i went a couple of years ago with my crew to donate some coats and gloves to the local salvation as it was FREEZING and the homeless here dont deal with super cold well.....

lo and behold there he was....he had become a meth addict and was now homeless.....

dont know if that is karma, but i have never once wanted that money again......if thats karma, then so be it.......but i would NEVER wish or hope that level of demise to anyone......then again who knows what else he did??
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My family used to rent houses, and insisted on renting them fully furnished. You get bad renters that way, but I digress.

Renters were moving out, Dad went out to help them load their stuff. Dad grabbed a particularly heavy box and lugged it out to the car.

Later Dad figured out the box contained our TV (that was in the rental house.) And of course the check bounced, too.
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Overall, a great story! Like ironj said, we should hold our prejudice in check. Take one of these tests - the results may surprise you! https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html Then too, they may not.
i took the muslim one......no surprise really...

it showed i have a preference for others over arab muslims....

it is what it is.....lol...we are merely products of our experiences in life and the associations we make there in.....
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Overall, a great story! Like ironj said, we should hold our prejudice in check. Take one of these tests - the results may surprise you! https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html Then too, they may not.

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Uh...not no but heyul no.

Suuuuure they'll keep my IP address confidential. /snark

Thanks but no thanks, I'll keep my idiosyncrasies/eccentricities private.
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