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"Intergrity, Pass it on." RIGHT!

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by AdamAnt, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. AdamAnt

    AdamAnt TRIBE Member

    Here's a fine lesson:

    This past weekend, I was in an antique store. I was flipping through a copy of "the family Mark Twain." I'd already read most of the books in it but was curious.

    At the back of the book I found a black and white photo of what looked to be some movie star. And it was autographed. I figured it might be worth something.

    BUT I already had the book and didn't want to spend $18 bucks on a book I already had. I hmmed and hawed and then took the photo to the front. I told them I didn't want the book but asked how much the photo was.

    Well the old fart said: "HEY! That's that actress, what's her name. Maureen Ohara!"

    Then they wouldn't sell it to me.

    I just looked it up, and it's worth about $450.

    "Integrity. Pass it on." Right. That's the last time I do anything honest. Should have just slipped it into another book. Or stolen it.
  2. squirrely

    squirrely TRIBE Member

    what did you expect/WANT him to do? just give it to you?

    p.s. i knowwwww the typo in your thread title is gonna drive you mad. this just isn't your weekend!

  3. AdamAnt

    AdamAnt TRIBE Member

    My hands were still shaking with fury. I don't really care.
  4. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    wow, your life is so hard.
    someone didn't let you take something from their store. quel horreur.
  5. Polymorph

    Polymorph TRIBE Member

    You should have trusted your gut instincts and just stolen it. Or just buy the goddam book, cheapskate.
  6. Lil'Timmy

    Lil'Timmy TRIBE Promoter

    Adam I love ya kid...but that up there..it's funny.
  7. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    then again...adam ant wasnt really sharp, was he ?
  8. randyval

    randyval TRIBE Member

    i dont even know where to begin, so ill just shut the fuck up:p
  9. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    Fury? Because you didn't steal something worth hundreds of dollars from an antique store?

    You've gotta be kidding me.

    So would the store owner have shown "integrity" by letting you walk out with that photo for a couple of bucks?

    Or are you showing "integrity" by getting all raged up over this?
  10. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    Integrity can be a slippery slope when one hand won't wash the other. It is what it is.
  11. Flashy_McFlash

    Flashy_McFlash Well-Known TRIBEr

    Next time, maybe you'll grab the 19th century ivory-inlaid letter opener off the table and start waving it around until the old man defecates in his pants and submits to your integrity.

    Had you done that, you'd be at home right now wanking to Catherine O' Hara or whatever.
  12. marcinm

    marcinm TRIBE Member

    you were wrong to bring it to the counter.. you shoudl've just put it in another book and went home.. OBVIOUSLY the fuck behind the counter was not going to sell it to you.
  13. Galactic Phantom

    Galactic Phantom TRIBE Member

    You should have just shoved the photo in your mouth and walked out and no one would be the wiser.
  14. marcinm

    marcinm TRIBE Member

    actually what you should have done was just buy the book if it wasn't too $$ and you would have genuine claim to whatever was inside :)

    *edit: but since you didn't, you should've just gone back later and BURNED THE FUCKER DOWN!! :eek:
  15. Skipper

    Skipper TRIBE Member

    $450 isn't something to get this upset about, is it?
    Maybe $4500 but it's not like you lost a winning lottery ticket here.
  16. Lysistrata

    Lysistrata Well-Known TRIBEr

    if you just bought the book you could have an actual claim to the picture. and it's not like $18 is a lot, nor would something as beautiful as a book ever be a waste, even if you have it: you can always give it to someone, or sell it.

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