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Date: 06/30/12 12:30 PM

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  1. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    June 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Link: The Honesty Store - Something tells me this wouldn`t work in `Merica.
  2. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    Or Europe for that matter pretentious bitch
  3. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    Love this. :) Have yourself 4*`s LIK.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    They`ve got a similar system for buying newspapers in the UK at train stations. At peak times, it would lead to huge queues if people had to wait to be served by a shop assistant, so they usually just have an "honesty box" next to the newspaper stand. Ironically, they`ve found they make more money than the newspapers` face value by working that way, since most people just put in the nearest coin up when they don`t have the correct change. Also, they`ve found that if you paint a pair of cartoon eyes above the box, they make even more since less people are tempted to be dishonest `with someone watching`.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    These rural island communities really are lovely places. Funnily enough only a few weeks ago I was island hopping in the Philippines, and the people in places such as this are so friendly and welcoming and there is a real sense of community. That`s not to say that there aren`t problems, but there`s a remarkably low level of crime, in the rural areas anyway. It`s not a chain store it`s a local shop, stealing from a place like this would be akin to stealing from yourself.

    This would never work in America because you can`t even walk around your own neighbourhood alone without getting stabbed by a 13 year old brat in a hoodie.
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    Caker Male 18-29
    168 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    We had one of these in the extremely small town where i grew up in b.c. As with most things it was ruined by a small group of deadbeat non-nice individuals who would load up on groceries and also help themselves to all the money.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    I think in Western society it can be less about affordability, and more about the generally selfish attitude of self-entitlement some members of society have. A place I used to work back in `98 was a technology business, and business was booming as the internet was really taking off. The boss`s son worked there; he drove a BMW Z3 and was quite rich. Every week, I used to volunteer to go down to the local Chinese and pick up a takeaway meal for Friday lunch. I`d just leave the menu, and asked people to write what they wanted and leave the correct money. Just about every single time, it was about 10% short, which I had make up myself. I kept a closer eye one week, and, sure enough, it was the boss`s son that could well afford it that wasn`t paying. So, I stopped doing that particular favour, and when I was asked why I made sure I told them that not everybody was paying their fair share, so everyone would have to get their own lunch in future.
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    Suck it you bigots

  9. Profile photo of El_Chinche
    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    Seriously lostinkorea, you come off as a bigot.

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    FredSpudman Male 18-29
    653 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    @Steelgrid A spurious use of pretentious, I fear. Perhaps a spurious use of bitch also.
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    My point is that you shouldn`t make snap judgements about an entire culture based on your limited, preconceived, misinformed prejudices. It makes you look stupid. There are non-nice individuals all over the world and there are good people in between, stop being so stuck up and assuming that one culture is beneath another just because you have some bigoted beliefs.


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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    I wish all stores could be this way.
  13. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    This is the dumbest idea I have ever heard.
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    klaxor Male 18-29
    646 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    "This would never work in America because you can`t even walk around your own neighbourhood alone without getting stabbed by a 13 year old brat in a hoodie."

    I`d rather deal with 13 year olds in hoodies than terrorist groups or kidnapping/ransom gangs
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    QH_girl Female 18-29
    99 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    All of you saying this couldn`t happen in the US....well I live in the USA in a small town, and we have some places like this around. I`ve shopped at self-service farmer`s markets for produce, you just leave money in a box there. As far as I know people respect it. I also bought something at a gift shop once while the owner was gone for a long lunch, and left money on the counter as the sign asked.
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    I can`t tell anymore whether it`s a repost or I`ve just seen it on another website first.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    @Thread - Wow. And the same people have a go at the Europeans when they defend their country. Hypocrits much.
  18. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32813 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    @el Chinche is correct: Don`t judge millions by the actions of a few!

    There`s millions of Filippons I wouldn`t trust as far as I could throw them! Yet the VAST majority of Americans (and Canadians!) are still good folks.

    The "trick" is in the final paragraph: they make money because tourists love to "pay extra" which makes them selves feel SO superiour...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32813 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    "it can be less about affordability, and more about the generally selfish attitude of self-entitlement"

    And I agree with @MacGuffin: It`s not about "poverty" it`s ALL about greed.

    9/10 criminals would rather steal for $5 than work for $20, even though both take the same time and effort.
  20. Profile photo of El_Chinche
    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    @Buiadh
    The only one who attacked europe was Steelgrid. In fact no one else even mentions europe by name. If you take some of the comments as an affront to europe then perhaps that says more about you and your view of europe than it does about the people posting here.

    Also kudos to lostinkorea. When you get someone as super liberal as me and some one as hardcore conservative as 5cats (brofist btw) to come to a mutual understanding, then either you`ve failed miserably at what you were trying to say or you`ve done something inexplicably right.
  21. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    Jesus H. Way to make something out of nothing.

    I didn`t say anything about anyone attacking Europe, El_Chinche. I said that as soon as there is a post dissing Europe you invariably get Europeans defending it, right? And then the Americans call us butthurt because of it...

    THAT is my point.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    Also @El_Chinche - You assosiate yourself seemingly willingly with this? If so you`re not as liberal as you think.

    "There`s millions of Filippons I wouldn`t trust as far as I could throw them!"

    Which is an equally bigoted post as the one LIK made.
  23. Profile photo of El_Chinche
    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    @Buiadh
    Hmmm...no. I never said I agree with 5Cats, I said we came to a mutual understanding. I don`t see how 5Cats post was racist. I interpreted his comment as him saying that despite there being millions of Filipinos he wouldn`t trust he knows that it is unfair to judge the entire Filipino culture based on the actions of a minority of non-nice individuals. Then again I`m a glass half-full kinda guy, not some negative nancy. Get off that horse and join the rest of us here in reality

    Also as far as that hypocrisy comment goes, pot calling the kettle black dude.

    I now leave you with a delightful dance.

  24. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    Bigot =/= Racist.

    But you seem to be picking and choosing what you want to see, so whatevs!
  25. Profile photo of El_Chinche
    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    @Buiadh
    Again, Mr. Pot, there is a kettle I`d like to introduce you to. So I confused bigot with racist but my argument still stands, and you`re still wrong. Since I know you don`t like anime here you go.

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    miasmaat Female 18-29
    298 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    I am not sure this person deserves honesty. After all they are too lazy to work in their own store and too cheap to pay someone else to do it.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    On a small island off (big) Vancouver Island, we came across a pottery studio with an "honesty store." From little $5 bowls to large pieces worth over 100, it was all laid out for the taking, as was the jug for money, whenever the artist wasn`t in. Apparently it worked out just fine, because I`ve been told it was there years later.
  28. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32813 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm
    BroFist back at ya @El_Chinche!



    Dang! I did it wrong! My bad ;-)

    @Buiadh: The phrase I used is VERY common in North America, it in no way implies racism OR bigotry. However I don`t blame you if you didn`t know that, eh? But it`s true.

    I also don`t trust _____ as far as I can throw them:
    Priests
    Salespersons
    Politicians
    Dogs
    Bankers
    Insurance agents
    Cops
    (insert any race here)
    (insert any nationality here)
    (insert any political orientation here)
    (insert any religion here)
    (including Buddists!)

    Get it? K-thx.
  29. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32813 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    Oh, it doesn`t mean they`re ALL untrustworthy, but yeah, most of humanity isn`t to be trusted until the INDIVIDUALS EARN that trust.

    And dogs, they can earn my trust too!
    Even cats. I wouldn`t trust an unknown cat right off, I stay alert until they tell me if they`re friendly or not!
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    skine Male 18-29
    719 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm
    Whoever made that has never seen a vegetable stand at the side of the road.
  31. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32813 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    Sorry if I got all preachy!

    I finally figured out who I WOULD trust on sight, unconditionally!



    Catgirls! (ok, I do understand they`re make-believe, really I do!)
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
    1091 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    We have a place around here that opens up for fall that sells pumpkins and fall items,and it is also an honesty store.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 8:43 pm
    I wish this would just be possible everywhere... And the more I think about it, the more I get upset over the fact that it would be impossible. People piss me off.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    Most people don`t bother stealing coffee and snacks. This wouldn`t work ANYWHERE if it was a diamond jewelry store.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    How much further along would society be if people were honest?

    I`m with Kegomatrix. People piss me off too.
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    SpaceRanger Male 30-39
    101 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 10:34 pm
    This idea does nothing for the economy and creates less jobs
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    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 1:46 am
    pshht, there`s several places in Canada that work on the "honour" system as well. We bought some peaches like that in Gabriola like that
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    bdowner60 Male 40-49
    593 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 7:19 am
    Yes it will work due to only the location and the customers , however any where else R-U-F-in CRAZY!?!?!?!
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    Rizzo71 Male 40-49
    427 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 11:19 am
    I want to live in a world where this is normal.
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    Adcro Male 18-29
    369 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    I`ve seen honesty shops here in the UK, but not usually groceries. Things like Honesty Bookshops and stuff though, yeah.
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    earplay Male 60-69
    121 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    I`ve seen this kind of thing in several places in the USA.
  42. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    July 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    Wow, are we all having our period at the same time?! SWEET!

    And here`s a little secret, I`m American...

    Dumbasses!

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