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    Been watching YouTube clips recently during down time, really enjoying old Carol Burnett/Tim Conway skits. Started poking around some of the really stupid stuff just for entertainment value. This morning, came across some nut who thinks letting the WalMart greeter look at your receipt is a big step towards tyranny and oppression; after all, if we let them get by with this, next they'll be wanting to search purses and back packs, and even wanting to pat us down looking for contraband!
    So, for fun, I looked at two or three where people videoed their confrontations with the greeters, refusing to let them see the receipt and the greeters not allowing them to leave the store, even calling the cops about it.
    Granted, it's a store policy, not a law, and there is no reason to let them see the receipt if you don't want to; but tyranny and oppression?

    If it bothers you so much, just save your MacDonalds or Sonic receipt, and when they ask, hand that to them and continue on your way.

    Figured this would fit better in the Funnies than elsewhere. Ace2
    Sometimes the term 'Idiot' is a description and not an insult.

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    Next time you leave Wal-Mart and the security alarms go off...keep walking. See if they want to stop you...they have no legal right to detain you. If you stop...it's voluntary. Just be sure everything was scanned and paid for.
    Last edited by ChiefPlumber; 08-10-2018, 03:26.
    President Ronald Reagan said it best, “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”

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    • #3
      I have no idea why anyone would be offended if the alarm went off and you were asked to provide your receipt. It's not a federal park, it's a busines and you are shopping on their private property. If they call the cops on you because you ignored them calling you back to check your receipt, things are going to be a lot more humiliating and will be a complete waste of government resources getting police to do it once called and it will be of your own doing. Cops will likely be waiting on you at your registered tag address or put a warrant on you for evasion until your'e found.
      For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
      And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed;
      And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill,
      And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!
      -Lord Byron (=5 lines)

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      • #4
        So, when you have nothing in your hands are you going to allow then to search you?
        President Ronald Reagan said it best, “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ChiefPlumber View Post
          Next time you leave Wal-Mart and the security alarms go off...keep walking. See if they want to stop you...they have no legal right to detain you. If you stop...it's voluntary. Just be sure everything was scanned and paid for.
          Actually they do. Just as you do if someone is taking your stuff; you have the same right of arrest as law enforcement does in such a circumstance. Moreover, as a merchant they are not committing any offense of criminal restraint; see 21-5411(d).
          "In Heaven there will be no law, and the lion will lie down with the Lamb... In Hell there will be nothing but law, and due process will Be meticulously observed". - Professor Grant Gilmore, Yale Law School

          "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GMC70 View Post

            Actually they do. Just as you do if someone is taking your stuff; you have the same right of arrest as law enforcement does in such a circumstance. Moreover, as a merchant they are not committing any offense of criminal restraint; see 21-5411(d).
            Kinda hard for them to justify this when there's nothing in my hands...and I will not allow them to search my person.
            President Ronald Reagan said it best, “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”

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            • #7
              I bought a cheap muzzleloader at WM way back when; the clerk said he had to carry the gun and escort me out the door because 'it's a gun'. Almost asked him if he wanted to carry the two pistols I had on, too.

              This all kinda goes along the lines of so many stores asking your DOB when buying ammo nowadays. I've asked why, they just say it's on the computer so they have to ask. I just give them that day's date, the year 1918. Most don't even blink, some have chuckled. Asked one kid why he didn't request DOB, he said he just made one up, and now I am only a year older than him.

              I don't get offended when they ask to see my receipt, but if I should decide to decline, they most certainly better not lay hands on me---and it probably wouldn't be pleasant if they grab my cart and try to prevent my leaving. Ace2
              Sometimes the term 'Idiot' is a description and not an insult.

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              • #8
                I don't care if they ask to see the receipt. Good Lord they get ripped off everyday, all day. Often I have the receipt in my hand as I leave the store. The greeter just gives me a 'thanks for shopping at WM' standard by-by. Not a big deal.
                I'm probably on the list. Don't laugh. So are you!
                Multi-Tasking is great until you actually have to accomplish something.
                I quit playing by other peoples rules. They are not written with my best interests in mind.

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