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Thread #148635   Message #3453003
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
16-Dec-12 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: A word that means more than stupid
Subject: RE: BS: A word that means more than stupid
In my younger days, I spent a few years working in the grocery business. Since I also drove an old pickup truck, I was frequently drafted to help the store manager retrieve shopping carts that neighborhood pedestrian shoppers had taken home and not returned. I think "stolen" is the operative term. Most of the offenders would apologize for not returning the cart, but occasionally one or two would get all hot and bothered because we were taking "their" carts. Then we got to explain to them that not only did the cart belong to the store, but it's replacement cost was $125 (probably more like $400 nowadays) which meant they had committed grand larceny by even having it on their property. Then we'd politely ask if they'd rather we take it now or come back later with a sheriff's deputy? I seem to remember the most common reply being something along the lines of "Take the (insert expletive of your choice) thing and get off my (insert another expletive of your choice) property!"