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Postby deja vu on Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:57 pm

msnbc: A Girl Scout leader says young members of her troop thought they were headed to jail when a Georgia police officer told them to quit selling cookies.

The girls had set up a stand at a strip mall in Villa Rica about 30 miles west of Atlanta on Wednesday when the officer asked them if they had a peddler's permit. They didn't. Troop Leader Kathy Crook told WXIA-TV in Atlanta that she was stunned. She says the scouts were told to pack it up. And she says the younger members thought they would be taken to jail. The city's police chief and mayor spoke with the officer. They say he did nothing wrong and that it was a misunderstanding. The troop now has a permit to sell. And to smooth things over, the city is offering the scouts a pizza party.


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Misunderstanding? What happened to common sense? It's a yearly event across N. America and involve young kids selling the cookies at malls. Pizza party for traumitizing young kids, that wont undo the damage of scaring them.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby smitty on Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:17 pm

Honestly deja vu when you mentioned the Girl Scouts in trouble I really do have to wonder about the thinking of the law in that town or city for they still knock on my door offering to sell them.

Also in many places I would be one of several that made up Lemon Aid as a cool drink for a small amount. I noted the same being done just a few blocks away, though did not suggest to them that they had positioned their selling place as being sort of wrong due to traffic. The kids were having fun even if they did not sell one drink-------that is life especially to young people still wondering when they will be in their teens & not knowing things sort of change a bit for female & male kids.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby burnt fare on Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:33 pm

Malls as private property need to give permission to anyone wanting to sell at their doors or on the property. The scout leader may not have realized the rule or verified with mall management about protocol. Large cities usually have rules about people selling on sidewalks. The adult leader could have made the situation a teachable moment. The police are obviously trying to make nice with the kids but a warning would have been better--taxpayers may be hard up for cash and see that some of the police budget is spent on public relations with taxpayer money. The police spokesperson could have advised the chief of that and maybe was overruled.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby pysanky on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:41 pm

Return to sender-the money that machines gave out free.
ATMs spit out a fistful of dollars as customers rush for 'free money'
Maris Beck and Chris Zappone
March 2, 2011
COMMONWEALTH Bank ATMs were dispensing fistfuls of cash yesterday due to a technical glitch that has disrupted its online banking, ATMs and eftpos services.

The bank confirmed last night that people had been able to withdraw large sums of money, regardless of their bank balance, for about eight hours yesterday.

The news spread across the Twitterverse like a brushfire: Commonwealth Bank ATMs were spitting out ''free money''.
The news spread quickly and callers to radio stations in Sydney reported long queues in Villawood, Glebe, Chatswood and Macquarie Park as people lined up to take advantage of the glitch.http://www.smh.com.au/national/atms-spit-out-a-fistful-of-dollars-as-customers-rush-for-free-money-20110301-1bd8m.html

Then bank customers ask about short funds when they not able to get denominations at the counter.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby deja vu on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:30 pm

Too bad they didn't think before taking the cash winfall home. If they had, the threat of 10 years in jail wouldn't be hanging over the heads of those that left the bank with the extra cash.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby dreamon on Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:43 pm

http://images.smh.com.au/2011/03/09/222 ... -420x0.jpg

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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby burnt fare on Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:43 pm

Are those Target store logo tags covering a subway train? Talk about captive audiences on the platforms. Probably worth the first week of exposure if Australians follow the US clothing/dept. store that could win sales.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby deja vu on Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:58 am

The days of photographing picturesque farm landscapes will be a thing of the past if a new U.S. bill passes.

The legislation, moved by Florida senator Jim Norman, would make it a felony to take photos or videos of farms without written permission from the owners. The bill does not explain the reasons behind it. It is a move that has Canadian farming groups scratching their heads.


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Okay, so beware of the cow police? Pigs with video cameras catching you in the act? Of course there are no reasons listed because he doesn't have any. Wonder what happened to him? Horse looked at him the wrong way, cows ignored him?

What a waste of time and money.
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Re: File This Under What Were They Thinking?

Postby smitty on Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:04 pm

burnt fare, when you mentioned TARGET stores I noted on the news that a Target store was to open up som 100 Klicks from my place & people there liked it---this was around a month plus ago.

Seems that has failed for TARGET is a name some firm in Canada uses. So be life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Same thing happened to us when we opened up a m/c shop in Manitoba only forced to change the name.
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Postby deja vu on Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:13 pm

A St. Augustine, Fla., car dealership is promising a free car to anybody, including Snowbirds, who buys in March, as long as it rains on April 8.

“Tell Canadians they can buy a car while they’re down here and drive it home,” Jeff King, general manager of Bozard Ford Lincoln Mercury dealership, told the Star on Wednesday. “The worst that can happen is that they can take home a free flat screen TV.”


http://www.wheels.ca/article/asset/794510


Risky and will probably regret this not so brilliant idea. It seems every time some company comes up with an idea that involves weather it
costs them dearly.
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