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Boy was this ever prescient...

Posted by Ponderer 
Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
September 14, 2015 07:06AM
A bunch of unintelligible sounds - it was about primitive man (hence "quest for fire"winking smiley.

Have you seen Virginia Woolf? Here's one of my favorite scenes from the film...

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Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
September 14, 2015 10:40PM
Yeah I got I just wasn't sure. Incidentally it was Anthony Burgess who invented the primitive language in Quest for Fire.

No I haven't seen Virginia Woolf.

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Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
September 15, 2015 01:13AM
Definitely a classic. If you wonder what all the fuss was about re: Elizabeth Taylor - watch it. Very uncomfortable film at times.
Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
September 28, 2015 08:00PM
Boooooooooring. Indy's and my bickering was way better than this.
Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
September 29, 2015 03:59AM
For once I have to agree with Navy.

BTW, Navy - I was up in your area weekend before last and confirmed with my Dad that - yes - his particular Walmart manager said let people walk out with stuff they were shoplifting rather than offend them and lose their business. To which my Dad replied "If they are stealing, they are not doing any business with us." The manager still insisted he let people walk out with stuff if they wanted.

So there you have it - the final word on the subject. smiling smiley
Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
September 29, 2015 05:51PM
I'm a merchandiser for a company that does impulse merchandising, mostly in supermarkets. I see a lot of shoplifting, mostly in my ghetto stores. A few weeks ago I was talking to a supermarket employee about this, and he said that unless they actually see someone hide an item on themselves and walk out the door, which is very easy to do, the "shopper" will get away with it.
Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
September 29, 2015 11:13PM
Indy,

Crazy coincidence. I was speaking with Zombie Sam Walton this weekend. He said that everything you've ever claimed about Walmart is false, and that you're a doo-doo head.


PTTP,

What other circumstance would there be? ... other than the shoplifter hides something on their person and the employees either see it or don't see it? Do you mean if another customer, or yourself, were to see the theft and report it to management, that management wouldn't do anything about it?
Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
September 30, 2015 05:43PM
Well there's your problem right there, Navy. Zombie Sam Walton is obviously referring to the story policy that was in place while he was still alive.
Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
September 30, 2015 07:37PM
Actually I misspoke, Navy. The store employee said that if they see someone shoplift and walk out the door, they can confront the suspect, but they can't frisk or detain the suspect. So they almost always get away with it. I told him "Wow! Don't let that get out!"



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Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
October 01, 2015 07:58PM
That's 90% of police work in a nutshell - getting the perp to simply give themselves up in some way. Navy knows because...


Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
October 02, 2015 10:06AM
PTTP,

"The store employee said that if they see someone shoplift and walk out the door, they can confront the suspect, but they can't frisk or detain the suspect."

Yeah, that's probably the best move for a company. The loss from shoplifting is probably less than the loss from allowing your employees to physically confront shoplifters — bad PR, liability, possible legal action. I would think if they really had a problem, they should hire private security, or off-duty police, and have them positioned off property. ID the shoplifter, get the license plate of their car, and then make a quick phone call to your security guys lying in wait just outside the border of your land.

That's what we used to do at my hotel with people that wanted us to bring up their valet car and were clearly drunk. We'd try to reason with them for awhile, offer to call a cab or one of their relatives. If they insisted, we'd delay bringing up the car until the cops positioned themselves just outside our parking lot. Then we'd point to the cop and offer the drunk one more chance - do you want to take a cab, or get a DUI? A handful of times, the cops were too busy to show up, and management told me that legally, we had no right to withold the keys. After I watched a few drunks drive away, I got wise and started "losing" their keys — which would then miraculously turn up in lost and found the next day.

Indy,

You're using your private time to make graphics about me? When I'm not even on the board?

Man, I live in your head. Rent free.
Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
October 02, 2015 11:03PM
We're always thinking about you, buddy. smoking smiley
Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
October 03, 2015 06:38AM
You sure are. smoking smiley
Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
October 05, 2015 06:56AM
Sometimes even good thoughts. smiling smiley
Re: Boy was this ever prescient...
October 07, 2015 01:21AM
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