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#91452 Sep 16, 2013
Pray For Her Math Students
BOOKSTORE | ASHEVILLE, NC, USA | BOOKS & READING, CRIMINAL/ILLEGAL, MONEY
(As the manager of a large bookstore, part of my job is to call customers who have written bad checks to arrange payment. I call one such customer. I identify myself and verify that I am speaking to the check-writer.)

Me:“I’m calling in regard to a check you wrote for $534 on [date]. It has been returned for insufficient funds, so we’ll need you to come by—”

Customer:“Oh my God! I can’t believe you’re calling me about this! I gave you the books back!”

Me:“I’m sorry? You gave them back? Did you speak to anyone?”

Customer:“Of course! I gave them to the cashier and filled out paperwork!”

(On a hunch, I search the returns for her name. She did return the books, and got a cash refund.)

Me:“Okay, I see you brought them back on [date] and got a cash refund. Is that right?”

Customer:“Yes! And you should be fired for calling me at home for no reason!”

Me:“Ma’am, you still have to pay for the bounced check.”

Customer:“What? I don’t have the books! I am not paying for books I don’t have!”

Me:“You wrote a bad check for merchandise, then returned the merchandise for cash. But the check is still worthless and has to be paid.”

Customer:“What kind of idiot are you? Listen carefully: I. Do. Not. Have. Your. Books. I gave them back and that’s the end of it.”

Me:“I’m afraid it doesn’t matter whether you have the books or not. Now, instead of books, you have our money and we still have a worthless check. You really need to take care of this, or it will be a police matter. I’m sure you don’t want me to go to the magistrate.”

Customer:“Are you calling me a thief?! If you turn me into the police, I’ll have YOU arrested for false reports! I’ll have your job for this! I am a school teacher! I teach math!”

Me:“Ma’am. I need you to follow along here. You wrote a bad check for merchandise, and then returned that merchandise for cash. That is fraud, and it is in an amount that can get you in serious trouble.”

(The customer screams about how I am trying to rob her of money, then hangs up. I phone back a few days later, to give her another chance. Still furious, she sticks to her guns. I try my best, but she just won’t listen or try to understand. After sending her several certified demand letters, I have no choice but to file a criminal complaint. And being over $400, it is a felony fraud charge. Not long afterward, I get a final phone call from her.)

Customer:“ARE YOU THE B**** WHO SENT THE POLICE TO MY SCHOOL?!”

Me:“Ma’am, I had to turn your NSF check over for prosecution because you refused to pay. I gave you many chances to avoid that.”

Customer:“I MIGHT LOSE MY JOB! I have never been so humiliated! I’m going to sue you and your company for this! You are going to jail for what you’re doing to me!”

Me:“Well, ma’am, I’ve tried everything to make you understand, so do what you think you need to do.”

(Ultimately, she is found guilty and told to pay the check and fee, plus court costs. Even when the magistrate explains it to her, she refuses to believe that she owes the money.)

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#91453 Sep 16, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>sorority girls give you the impression of peeps looking to fight the power?
Not really. However, girls that age can be very idealistic and some rigid in their thinking. A generalization, of course.

Toj

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#91454 Sep 16, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>That ending, along with Michigan's Goal line stand, aqainest Akron. with time running out....saved my weekend....lol....Imagine beating Notre Dame, then being upset by Akron?....lol....
I heard about Michigan's game. The ref screwed up is what I heard. Of course, I heard that from a Michigan alum.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#91455 Sep 16, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Exactly. I can safely say that at Alabama, these girls are the most caving-to-peer-pressure people I have ever met. They will do just about anything to fit in and look cool. No way do they want to rock the greek boat.
Don't get me wrong; I think these girls, as individuals, probably have no problem with having a black girl in their sorority. But they want to be in the sorority sooooo badly, that they swallow their personal feelings to fit in.
That's sad.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91456 Sep 16, 2013
squishymama wrote:
http://news.yahoo.com/alabama- sorority-sisters-blame-racist- alumnae-black-candidates-13020 8396.html
I had a really nasty flashback when I saw the photo of the Tri Delts. I'm so glad to see that after so many years, nothing has changed. <sarcasm font needed>
Wow. Just wow.

Good for the philanthropy chair that quit. If I was in one of those groups and saw that happen, I'd quit too.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#91457 Sep 16, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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What a freakin' idiot. And probably a liar. Kid probably pissed him off so he shot and killed him.
For sure. I'm guessing the other kid in the house is biologically his and the dead kid was just in the way.:-(

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91458 Sep 16, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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What a freakin' idiot. And probably a liar. Kid probably pissed him off so he shot and killed him.
I don't doubt it. Who regularly points the trigger at a little kid and pulls the trigger for fun?

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#91459 Sep 16, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
http://www.nwitimes.com/news/l ocal/laporte/michigan-city/off icial--year-old-boy-killed-dur ing-gun-related-game/article_0 191550e-2ad6-56b3-98b9-a12b11c 8ab4f.html
Awesome game, dude.
Why the hell isn't he at least charged with manslaughter? I don't believe the "game" thing. Where the hell is the mother? Letting this idiot play that "game" -- she's just a culpable in my view if she knew about this game.

Why do people live on this Earth like this?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#91460 Sep 16, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Pray For Her Math Students
BOOKSTORE | ASHEVILLE, NC, USA | BOOKS & READING, CRIMINAL/ILLEGAL, MONEY
(As the manager of a large bookstore, part of my job is to call customers who have written bad checks to arrange payment. I call one such customer. I identify myself and verify that I am speaking to the check-writer.)
Me:“I’m calling in regard to a check you wrote for $534 on [date]. It has been returned for insufficient funds, so we’ll need you to come by—”
Customer:“Oh my God! I can’t believe you’re calling me about this! I gave you the books back!”
Me:“I’m sorry? You gave them back? Did you speak to anyone?”
Customer:“Of course! I gave them to the cashier and filled out paperwork!”
(On a hunch, I search the returns for her name. She did return the books, and got a cash refund.)
Me:“Okay, I see you brought them back on [date] and got a cash refund. Is that right?”
Customer:“Yes! And you should be fired for calling me at home for no reason!”
Me:“Ma’am, you still have to pay for the bounced check.”
Customer:“What? I don’t have the books! I am not paying for books I don’t have!”
Me:“You wrote a bad check for merchandise, then returned the merchandise for cash. But the check is still worthless and has to be paid.”
Customer:“What kind of idiot are you? Listen carefully: I. Do. Not. Have. Your. Books. I gave them back and that’s the end of it.”
Me:“I’m afraid it doesn’t matter whether you have the books or not. Now, instead of books, you have our money and we still have a worthless check. You really need to take care of this, or it will be a police matter. I’m sure you don’t want me to go to the magistrate.”
Customer:“Are you calling me a thief?! If you turn me into the police, I’ll have YOU arrested for false reports! I’ll have your job for this! I am a school teacher! I teach math!”
Me:“Ma’am. I need you to follow along here. You wrote a bad check for merchandise, and then returned that merchandise for cash. That is fraud, and it is in an amount that can get you in serious trouble.”
(The customer screams about how I am trying to rob her of money, then hangs up. I phone back a few days later, to give her another chance. Still furious, she sticks to her guns. I try my best, but she just won’t listen or try to understand. After sending her several certified demand letters, I have no choice but to file a criminal complaint. And being over $400, it is a felony fraud charge. Not long afterward, I get a final phone call from her.)
Customer:“ARE YOU THE B**** WHO SENT THE POLICE TO MY SCHOOL?!”
Me:“Ma’am, I had to turn your NSF check over for prosecution because you refused to pay. I gave you many chances to avoid that.”
Customer:“I MIGHT LOSE MY JOB! I have never been so humiliated! I’m going to sue you and your company for this! You are going to jail for what you’re doing to me!”
Me:“Well, ma’am, I’ve tried everything to make you understand, so do what you think you need to do.”
(Ultimately, she is found guilty and told to pay the check and fee, plus court costs. Even when the magistrate explains it to her, she refuses to believe that she owes the money.)
*facepalm*
I don't miss working in retail.

Since: Aug 08

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#91461 Sep 16, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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He's just an ill-informed dumbbell. Indians are ARYAN, as in yanno, caucasian. <smfh> He is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ignorant. And racist. Don't forget racist.
The whole Aryan thing was a myth, according to my understanding, but they are considered caucasian. Here is a picture of albino indians and they have rather European like features, IMO:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/03/06/in...

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91462 Sep 16, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Pray For Her Math Students
BOOKSTORE | ASHEVILLE, NC, USA | BOOKS & READING, CRIMINAL/ILLEGAL, MONEY
(As the manager of a large bookstore, part of my job is to call customers who have written bad checks to arrange payment. I call one such customer. I identify myself and verify that I am speaking to the check-writer.)
(Ultimately, she is found guilty and told to pay the check and fee, plus court costs. Even when the magistrate explains it to her, she refuses to believe that she owes the money.)
Another example of a person and I'm wondering why that person is on this Earth. And TEACHING! And we wonder why kids aren't learning.

Not as bad as the gun game guy, though.

Since: Jan 10

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#91463 Sep 16, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Not really. However, girls that age can be very idealistic and some rigid in their thinking. A generalization, of course.
Did you read the comments? THere were some good ones, including from a woman who was pointing out that she can't fault a 19, 20 year old college student for not having balls of steel in this situation. At that age, they're still navigating the waters of life and thinking about their futures.

She said it better than I paraphrased. But she saved most of her disappointment and judgment for the adults *out of college*-- the alums who didn't let the black girls join the sororities.

Since: Aug 08

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#91464 Sep 16, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Another example of a person and I'm wondering why that person is on this Earth. And TEACHING! And we wonder why kids aren't learning.
Not as bad as the gun game guy, though.
That's another reason why NC got rid of teacher tenure. If you are good, you get a four year contract, if not, you operate year to year. I think that is good.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#91465 Sep 16, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
Why the hell isn't he at least charged with manslaughter? I don't believe the "game" thing. Where the hell is the mother? Letting this idiot play that "game" -- she's just a culpable in my view if she knew about this game.
Why do people live on this Earth like this?
It's Obama's fault.

Since: Jan 10

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#91466 Sep 16, 2013
That albino Indian family, what an interesting read! Thanks for posting that!

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#91467 Sep 16, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
It's Obama's fault.
Ha! Of course it is.

Toj

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#91468 Sep 16, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you read the comments? THere were some good ones, including from a woman who was pointing out that she can't fault a 19, 20 year old college student for not having balls of steel in this situation. At that age, they're still navigating the waters of life and thinking about their futures.
She said it better than I paraphrased. But she saved most of her disappointment and judgment for the adults *out of college*-- the alums who didn't let the black girls join the sororities.
Well, I agree aboutg the adults "out of college". Those are flat out racists.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91469 Sep 16, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
That's another reason why NC got rid of teacher tenure. If you are good, you get a four year contract, if not, you operate year to year. I think that is good.
I wish all states did that!

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91470 Sep 16, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you read the comments? THere were some good ones, including from a woman who was pointing out that she can't fault a 19, 20 year old college student for not having balls of steel in this situation. At that age, they're still navigating the waters of life and thinking about their futures.
She said it better than I paraphrased. But she saved most of her disappointment and judgment for the adults *out of college*-- the alums who didn't let the black girls join the sororities.
I don't know. Remembering myself at that age, I would think they would be *more* ballsy and outspoken about it because so many of us at that age were so idealistic and out to change the world and fight against injustices. At least I was and most people I knew were. I'd have been more apt to quit a social club in the interest of standing up for what was right. But maybe that's not what most people that age think.

Since: Jan 10

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#91471 Sep 16, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
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I don't know. Remembering myself at that age, I would think they would be *more* ballsy and outspoken about it because so many of us at that age were so idealistic and out to change the world and fight against injustices. At least I was and most people I knew were. I'd have been more apt to quit a social club in the interest of standing up for what was right. But maybe that's not what most people that age think.
I was like that as well... but when I think of someone who wants to conform and be accepted into a privileged group... she might not be so quick to risk that.

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