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news paper theft

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by KristyHall, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 27, 2011
    North Alabama
    on the local news they talked about an increase in people stealing news papers. they would pay for a single paper then when the machine opens, they take all of them. One vendor even video taped it with a hidden camera and showed dozens of people doing it. One woman was identified and arrested.

    some people think it is because of that new show extreme couponing that is encouraging people to take all the papers for the coupons.

    some people also behave as if it is not a big deal but the vendor who put up the camera pointed out people take so much that he is loosing profits and he pointed out his children have toe at too.

    I personally think it is stealing. Weather it is a dollar or a million dollars, theft is theft. I m more understanding if you are starving and desperate and steal food, or make a mistake, but the amount of people who justify doing these things.

    It is dishonest no matter how someone tries to justify it.
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    It's theft. And needs to be punished.

    It's also bad when one of your neighbor's takes it out of your driveway.
  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    It is stealing, and that is why newspapers cost more now than they did a couple of years ago. I coupon, but honestly the "Extreme Couponing" show is hurting us normal people. Someone needs to invent a "vending" machine for papers, like a soda machine, you put in the money and only one gets dispensed.
  4. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 27, 2011
    North Alabama
    Quote:that has never happened to me but i would not be happy
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Quote:That's why I read our local newpaper online for FREE.
  6. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Probably has more to do with the increased employment rate than extreme couponing, but the haven't the coupon advertisers already paid for that newspaper several times over? Newspapers have known the money is no longer in a printed page and the paper paper will soon be extinct. They also haven't changed that "honor system" design since when??? The news hits the Internet immediately, and you want the world to wait for the paper to hit our driveway? As far as your personal stolen paper, sorry guys, it's just not worth a policeman's time. Arrange something with your delivery person.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Yep... its stealing. Some people are just scum..
  8. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I deliver papers for a living. I don't make the best of money at it, but it pays the bills and I am not working at a factory/store/office where I have to pay for child care... Thats why I do it, no one else raises my kids... People who steal the paper from other peoples driveways or paper boxes at the mail box cause people like me to get a complaint for non delivery which then charges me for that complaint. People don't call in and say that their paper was stolen, they say they were missed. SO that jerk who steals the paper, not only doesn't pay for it, he also causes some one else to lose money. YEAH! SO, I would get charged a dollar for a paper that only cost .45 for the customer, and I only get paid .19 to deliver... so, that's 5 days of paper delivery that I don't get paid for, for that one customer cuz some jerk stole it. WOOHOO! Gotta love theivery.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    "t'other day, I was reading the newspaper.... cuz my neighbors went on vacation..." - Larry the Cable Guy
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana


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