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Post by Mad Scientist » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 6:12 pm

poodlek wrote: I can't imagine anyone bringing a PC ice fishing! Anyway, where I come from "ice fishing" is a euphemism for "getting blindingly drunk with the boys".
I hope you had a nice relaxing holiday!
Poodlek, yes wife and me had great time. No kids trailing . Just the two of us
Quiet and peaceful. For the first time we came to terms that we are getting old.
Yeah, I did see someone using satellite phone connected to laptop while waiting for his mate fishing..
I am not into booze. I just enjoy the tranquility and serene areas of the lake
Anyway thanks for the greeting, hope you had the same too.
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Post by JR8 » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 6:21 pm

Curious how this thread seems to have become a walk-in advice centre for local crims :???:

re: the previous. If you'd forgetfully put a packet of tofu or something into your bags and gone out without paying I'd grant that things like that can happen*, but if all you had was shaver blades hmmm... they are about the highest value and smallest item and are usually kept on lock-down by the tills for a reason. I expect the shops response reflected that fact.


* One time in NTUC Toa Payoh I managed to walk out and went 50 metres through the underpass carrying my basket before I realised I had just walked out of the shop without paying! Of course I went back and paid, but have to admit I was a bit like 'Woah! How did I manage to do that!?'

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Post by poodlek » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 7:17 pm

[quote="Mad Scientist"
I am not into booze. I just enjoy the tranquility and serene areas of the lake
Anyway thanks for the greeting, hope you had the same too.[/quote]

:lol: It must not have been too cold where you were ;-)

I kinda miss cold weather now, although I cursed it 5/6 months of winter my whole life. Next vacation I take I hope to see some snow and ice :-)

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 7:32 pm

-1c here today in the Fatherland, winter is back it seems.

Be grateful for your heat!

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Post by poodlek » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 7:56 pm

JR8 wrote:-1c here today in the Fatherland, winter is back it seems.

Be grateful for your heat!
-17C in my hometown right now, going down to -32 overnight :-P

I am grateful for the weather here. I love the frigid Canadian winter, but only for about 6 weeks and then I'm SOOOOOO over it. By February the prospect of a -1c day seems absolutely titillating. Sadly it lasts a lot longer than 6 weeks...so here I am, in the tropics :-)

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Post by wantonoodles » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 8:17 pm

Well.. I really regret my stupid act..

Back to the main point, my IO actually told me I would be given a warning. So do I take his words for it? Or he meant he is going to recommend a "warning" verdict to me?

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 8:31 pm

Rather strange that you visit an expat forum to discuss the intricacies of shop-lifting. Are there no local forums that could deal with this? Or maybe you are hoping for free legal advice from the commonly despised FT :wink:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 8:37 pm

wantonoodles wrote:Hi all,

Just wanna share that I made a silly mistake resulting in being charged for shoptheft. I forgot to pay for my mechandise which I left in a plastic bag when I left the supermarket. I am 25 male with no past records of any sorts before.
How does an unpaid item manage to 'find it's way', all by itself, into a plastic bag while in the store shopping?
wantonoodles wrote:3rdly, a mistake is a mistake, I do admit it. How much roughly would the fine be.
Couple of years and a couple of strokes ought to do it just fine. After all, it would appear that it was a deliberate act and not a "mistake" at all. If the goods found their way into a bag, you didn't "forget" to pay for them, it was intentional and therefore, if you do the crime you should do the time. I'd be willing to bet it's not the first time you have done that, but it's just the first time you've been caught.

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 9:02 pm

Hehehe... I reckon I'd be able to spot you on a jury SMS. You'd be the one who's already got the black hat on even before you've taken the oath :lol: :wink:

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 9:18 pm

Want to point out that where I live supermarkets tend not to have baskets (just trolleys), nor do they do plastic bags. So you see many many people taking in 'eco' [i.e. expensive self-gratification bollocks] bags, loading them up as they shop, unloading them at the till, then reloading them after paying to go. That said the whole transport system works on a basis of trust, but the people are law-abiding to start with (unlike... etc)

I agree if goods somehow 'accidentally' found their way into other bags of yours in Singapore (in a shop that has baskets), particularly razor blades, then what ever you say I think your ar$e is toast.

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Post by wantonoodles » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 9:46 pm

Ok. Thanks for the inputs.

Seems like I need to prepare myself for the worst.

Sigh. Wat a silly move.

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 21 Jan 2011 9:51 pm

wantonoodles wrote:Wat a silly move.
A curious choice of words.

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Post by Mad Scientist » Sat, 22 Jan 2011 6:32 am

JR8 wrote:Rather strange that you visit an expat forum to discuss the intricacies of shop-lifting. Are there no local forums that could deal with this? Or maybe you are hoping for free legal advice from the commonly despised FT :wink:

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 22 Jan 2011 6:58 am

No lah, you're the beak hearing it.

I'm too lazy to cane lor (too much hard work what). Send over the ones that need shooting...

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Post by Mad Scientist » Sat, 22 Jan 2011 8:16 am

poodlek wrote:[quote="Mad Scientist"
I am not into booze. I just enjoy the tranquility and serene areas of the lake
Anyway thanks for the greeting, hope you had the same too.
:lol: It must not have been too cold where you were ;-)

I kinda miss cold weather now, although I cursed it 5/6 months of winter my whole life. Next vacation I take I hope to see some snow and ice :-)[/quote]

Oh yeah......... it is cold in Motala. But we got each other !!! What more do you want ?? :twisted:
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