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50 Responses to No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

  1. Profile photo of KoalaMeatPie
    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 11:58 am
    Link: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished - Man tries to be honest, pays $1.50 in missed sales tax, gets threatened with fines, criminal charges. (Includes video.)
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    January 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    How stupid -_-
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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    Oh come on. Really, guys?

    You know, this stuff doesn`t surprise me anymore.

    Just snafu. Just snafu.

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    robrobrob125 Male 13-17
    118 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    That`s some awesome government right there. Maybe they should smash down his door and search his house for bombs or anthrax or something, just to even things out.
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    raikun12 Male 18-29
    586 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 6:30 pm
    very lulzy, but then again who`s anal enough to pay that 1.50 common srsly. I understand being a goody two shoes and all, but comon`! 1.50 just let it slide.
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    8u1137590ng3 Male 18-29
    66 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    He sent .12 cents more than he needed to. Sales tax for $23 is $1.38 not $1.50.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 6:54 pm
    Sounds like the IRS to me. We`re all criminals that always need to pay more money.
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    necropedo Male 13-17
    21 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    He has nothing to be afraid of. Even he DOES go to court (which probably won`t happen), then the state will recognize he`s just a DIY guy who was just being nice. Then charges will be dropped, and they`ll apologize to him... I hope.
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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    January 2, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    I swear we need to add another branch to the government called "The Common Sense Branch", and whenever crap like this happens they step in and take control.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3148 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    What are you talking about? Scott IS a business!
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    Scott is clearly a business who is avoiding taxes. Fine him
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    Neagle Male 30-39
    1407 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 7:53 pm
    In the end the hardware store would have had/will have picked up the tab on the entry error. This most likely will cause a bigger problem with lots of corporate tweakers involved.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    The only goddamn thing the Government does Well is Collect Taxes. Can`t organize an Emergency Relief Effort or offer a Cohesive Standard for Health Care but by Christs Cadaver if you miss two pennies on your tax return they`ll ride your sweaty ass all the way to the cleaners.
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    Burnsy777 Male 13-17
    275 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 8:23 pm
    man that sucks
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    11Volcom11 Male 18-29
    503 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    Nothin like some good old karma.

    Hey wait, this guy got f$ucked over for doing a good thing... Nvm

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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4198 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    poor bugger
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    Sociophobic Male 18-29
    367 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    This is why I think the government should have as little control over stuff as possible, this pisses me off, a lot
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
    1858 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    No one cares about your damn pepsi ad. GTFO MY INTERNET.
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
    1545 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 9:17 pm
    Haha does it surprise you that this happened in Florida?

    But seriously, I`m almost disturbed enough to write a stern letter to the State of Florida Revenue Service, those nasty bitches.

    Almost.

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    parkm Male 13-17
    743 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    8u1137590ng3,sales tax is different in every state
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3148 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    Yes parkm, but in Florida, where the incident happened (unless there is a Tallahassee somewhere else), is 6%.
    23 * 6% = 1.38
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    aero Male 18-29
    886 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    just for a less than a second I thought the website was wtftv.com. Also, it seemed like just a misunderstanding at the end of the article (I didn`t watch the video, though).
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2705 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    reminds me what happened yesterday with me. I returned something at the store I had bought and since I bought one inside the Houston city limits and returned it in Cypress, they owed me $.10 (Houston is 8.25%, Cypress is 7.25%). I told the lady to keep it and she pulled the dime out of the drawer and stuck it in her pocket...not exactly what I meant but whatever...
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm
    "Yes parkm, but in Florida, where the incident happened (unless there is a Tallahassee somewhere else), is 6%.
    23 * 6% = 1.38"

    Its 6% in Florida but its different in every location. In Miami-Dade, its 7%.

    It might be 6.5 in tallahasee

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    Cheese84o6 Male 13-17
    394 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 10:22 pm
    Lol bad English in that article.
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    zazuch Male 18-29
    286 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    @IkeRay

    i can understand why she did that. its sad but i worked at mcdonalds for a year in highschool before i went to college(at the time no one would hire a 17 yo so i took the only job possible for a almost a year) but any how they were very very strict on being over or under on your draw. We were told that if a customer does that(which i do i dont feel like carry a bunch of pennies and what not in my pocket and like you did) we were suppose to put it in the donation box that we had. What was funny is if you were under you had to pay the difference or at least say why(aka a manager made a error with coupons or something) but if you were over you didnt get to keep it....Bastards! lol.

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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1265 posts
    January 2, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    Titusville? Thats a U away from being the awesomest place on Earth.
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    Realbman Male 13-17
    342 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 12:05 am
    "Titusville? Thats a U away from being the awesomest place on Earth." I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE

    HAHA GOOD SIR

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    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 12:20 am
    I`ve seen this sort of thing happen before... people go to be honest and pay a tiny little amount... then they get f*cked.

    Just shows if you dont get charged for something... just go with it.

    its probably karma.

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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3148 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 12:42 am
    Ooo jeez prime, no wander Florida is a f`ed up place.
    No one knows what to expect the sales tax to be.
    lol

    I keed, I keed.

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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3258 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 1:28 am
    One person makes a mistake, another person makes a mistake, then the issue gets cleared up.

    Is this really all you have to dangle in front of the masses to entertain them? wow...

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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 4:19 am
    lesson learned? dont try to pay the gov. if you didnt pay them at the right time.
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    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
    1150 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 4:39 am
    Bluddy hell, it`s almost like the government would rather people were corrupt.
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    SM25 Male 13-17
    562 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 5:48 am
    Guted
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    quaintness Male 13-17
    1086 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 6:06 am
    So common
  36. Profile photo of t0zzic
    t0zzic Male 18-29
    44 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 6:21 am
    lol thats my hometown... that was drated up
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    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 7:41 am
    *sigh*
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    Kleio Female 13-17
    58 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 8:34 am
    -_-`
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 8:35 am
    haha. I feel bad for him. But there is no way I would have paid the $1.50.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 11:14 am
    Capitalism fails again...
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 11:45 am
    He should sue the state government for being such monumental f*ckheads.
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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1429 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    ... why on earth didn`t he just return to the store and give them $1.50?

    Instead, you`re writing a check and mailing it to a government department? Jeesh.

    This is why you check your receipts before you leave the store.

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    moogleluvr Male 13-17
    75 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    Pretty much every branch of the government fails, I`ve noticed.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    So if that ever happens to you, screw them. Don`t try to do the right thing, you`ll get f***ed by the government. BIG surprise there.
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2066 posts
    January 3, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    Poor guy.
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    m0527j3 Female 18-29
    243 posts
    January 4, 2009 at 11:51 am
    That stinks! That`s what you get for trying to be a nice person in America. Geez.

    By the way: I read the whole article before I watched the video and then the video said the exact same thing as the video.

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    firefliet Female 18-29
    1233 posts
    January 4, 2009 at 11:51 am
    Well, it is the Infernal Revenue Service, right? Even if it`s a local branch, any government agency that has anything at all to do with money has a long and painful history of screwing it up somehow.
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    m0527j3 Female 18-29
    243 posts
    January 4, 2009 at 11:51 am
    I meant the article said the exact same thing as the video.
    Oops.
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    huck08 Male 18-29
    426 posts
    January 4, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    who the hell is Todd?
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    January 4, 2009 at 10:42 pm
    Well it sounds just like a misunderstanding that can now be fixed... right?

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