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Many of you, no doubt, have heard the story about Brianna Priddy, the waitress at an Applebee's (they can't seem to stay out of the news, can they?) in Colorado who got the shock of her life when she asked a customer for a driver's license, and got handed her own license that had been stolen from her about 2 weeks before.  One report on the story is from HuffPo.  Priddy obviously had a lot of headaches to deal with as a result of losing her wallet with the driver's license, but fortunately this was one of those rare cases when karma did come back to bite the thief.  Yet in a strange why, I can guess why the thief did what she did at that moment.  More below the flip.....

Obviously the sheer stupidity of a person pulling out the wrong driver's license, especially when the person in the picture doesn't look 100% like you, beggars belief.  It's even more dumb when you realize that the accused thief is 26, i.e. of legal age to drink, and could have used her own driver's license if she had been thinking on all cylinders.  It's not as though one is in college and is using a fake ID, where if the name is fake, at least the picture is your own.  In addition, it was incredibly dumb of the thief to keep carrying Priddy's license in her wallet, unless of course she was using it and Priddy's credit cards to keep ringing up purchases.

(For the record, I never had a fake ID and never drank in college.  Didn't start drinking socially until age 25.  How's that for loser?  But 3CM digresses, as usual.)

What I think what happened with the accused thief is simply this.  She was in a hurry to grab some form of ID when the waitress stopped by.  She rifled through all the cards in her wallet, and saw what looked like her driver's license.  So she handed it to Priddy without paying close attention to the particular ID that it was.  In other words, it was just pure accident.  Whether the thief is that stupid in everyday real life isn't certain, but in this one instance, her stupidity is revealed for all to see.  It'll get even more interesting when her name leaks out, as it eventually will.

The reason that I think that this was just a dumb accident on the thief's part is based on a similar, though not nearly as downstream catastrophic, experience of mine.  I was on a business trip not long ago and had dinner with some clients.  The waitress came by to settle the bills for each of us, and I reached in to get my business credit card.  Then I saw the bill and the card, and the latter turned out to be my bank card, not my business credit card.  In the hurry, not to mention slightly lowered light, my bank card looked enough like the business cc that I simply grabbed the wrong card to hand to the waitress.  It's not that I won't eventually get reimbursed, but I wasn't supposed to use anything but my business cc because of the $ amount involved.  Thus it's not hard to imagine that this was the accused thief did with respect to Priddy's driver's license.  She's paying now for her carelessness, and deservedly so.

So the moral of the story:  look carefully at your plastic when at a restaurant, or elsewhere.  With that time, for the usual SNLC protocol, namely your loser stories of the week....

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  •  yup, yet another autobot posting from 3CM (8+ / 0-)

    The wonders of modern technology, yes?  So if anyone stops by and wants to blog sit until I get back, please feel free to do so.

    So, from here; drove to a theater for a show last night, and thought that parking seemed oddly easy.  Then I got to the theater and saw that there was no show last night.  D'OH.......

    "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

    by chingchongchinaman on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 04:17:13 PM PST

  •  hi (6+ / 0-)

    I had five grandbabies here at dinner last night.  It was fun to hear the two year old sing Happy Birthday to his grandpa.  

    Four were here this morning.  Now, they have gone home.

    Of course, I had to take a nap, but I am feeling very mellow right now.

    Hubby has changed several of the clocks, but we have so many that it will take time to find them all.

    Best wishes to all here!!

    Join us at Bookflurries-Bookchat on Wednesday nights 8:00 PM EST

    by cfk on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 07:28:37 PM PST

  •  i finally started my tomatoes (5+ / 0-)

    i'm late for the year. i don't know why i procrastinate sometimes. just weird.

    i usually start in january. oh well. but i've already had germination of some in five days, record time.  the window sill makes for a great place to start.

    and the kid is out of town. oregon. orchestra festival. the first one ever for the kid. should be fun in oregon but cold. i just got texted they won first in one category.

    •  Congrats to the kid for the win! (4+ / 0-)

      How cool!  

      Hubby has some tomatoes growing in peat pots, but he has a small indoor light that he turns on at night.  We don't get enough light on our windowsills.

      Best wishes!

      Join us at Bookflurries-Bookchat on Wednesday nights 8:00 PM EST

      by cfk on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 09:01:15 PM PST

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      •  have to admit (2+ / 0-)
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        i barely get enough light on the windowsill (faces east), barely 7 hours of direct light. but it's nice and toasty. at a certain point, i repot, actually several times, and then it is hopefully warm enough to transplant into the garden.

        technically i should get a light but so far, this has worked.

        good luck with the tomatoes!

    •  cool about the orchestra 1st category (4+ / 0-)
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      Just heard that Carnegie Hall is setting up the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America; link about it here.

      "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

      by chingchongchinaman on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 11:11:16 PM PST

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      •  very cool (2+ / 0-)
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        this national orchestra should have lots of fun on their tour with joshua bell. seriously doubt if my kid will qualify or even try but that's completely fine with me. i know of two from the local orchestra that have been accepted for the national youth orchestra. these two are simply phenomenal musicians at the hs level. i'm also aware of the local violist student who qualified tho she is not part of their group. she is also an exceptional musician.

        i heard this is the first time in a long time the national youth orchestra is touring. very exciting.

  •  Loser story (6+ / 0-)

    Last night at work, it was just a cascade of FAIL.  Let's see:

    The PINpad for debit on my register stopped working.

    We ran out of one-dollar bills very early & the restaurant across the street that usually can sell us more was also running low; we had to beg customers & not many of our servers/bartenders dropped by so we couldn't often buy twenty at a shot.

    The toilet got stopped up.

    The toilet problem may have been related to another clog in a different section of pipe that backed up & left us with a large puddle in the back room.  Or not.

    Oh, and of course Friday is the busiest night of the week.

    My favorite coworker was with me and somehow we managed to get everything done and get out of there just fifteen minutes after closing -- but it was one hell of a night.

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 09:45:20 PM PST

    •  Wow! (4+ / 0-)

      It sounds awful!  I am glad you had a good co-worker to help.  Of course, it would be a Friday.  :)

      {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

      Join us at Bookflurries-Bookchat on Wednesday nights 8:00 PM EST

      by cfk on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 09:48:56 PM PST

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      •  The plumbing was the worst (4+ / 0-)
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        in real terms (although having to transfer all debits to the other register when you have a line, and having to beg for small bills, has a great annoyance factor).

        The water seemed to be coming from underneath the freezer, so the Help Desk sent someone from refrigeration to check on it.  He discovered that it was a clog in the drainage & called a plumber, but of course by then it was too late & the plumber actually showed up early this morning.

        So it's all fixed (except that PINpad) by now.  (Well, Day Shift was begging for one-dollar bills today, so maybe we'll run out again tomorrow night, I don't know.)

        But it sure felt like Friday the 13th last night.

        Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

        by Youffraita on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 09:55:08 PM PST

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    •  one thing I try to do at the farmer's market..... (3+ / 0-)
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      .....on the weekends is to provide as many $1's as I can spare, since they can always use those.  Your night sounds hellacious, but then the extreme alternative is no business, of course.

      "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

      by chingchongchinaman on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 11:12:43 PM PST

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      •  There are nights... (3+ / 0-)
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        well, you don't want NO business, obviously, but one rather wishes that it would be quiet for a while, not too busy.

        Heh... we had a cabbie tonight begging ones: he got wiped out by a fifty and then, I guess, a succession of twenties.

        It's difficult when everyone is paying with twenties and you're handing out ones three or four per customer.  Doesn't take long to go through thirty of the things.

        Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

        by Youffraita on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 11:47:37 PM PST

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        •  hmm, this may be a place for using..... (0+ / 0-)

          ......all those dollar coins that people don't use generally.  I get $1 coins when I buy tickets with cash on the MetroLink at the ticket vending machines, although since they now accept credit cards, I guess I don't have to worry about feeding bills there now.  However, I got burned when I tried to purchase two tickets on my cc, but I effed up and only got one, which turned out to be pre-validated (this was a past tip jar loser story).  Plus, when I go to the big grocery, if I have enough cash on hand, I can pay in big bills, since I know they'll never be short of $1's.

          "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

          by chingchongchinaman on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 09:51:36 PM PDT

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    •  yikes! (2+ / 0-)
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      the combination sounds awful.

      plumbing problems always make me feel physically uncomfortable.  funny, this is an issue humans have been dealing with for eons. is it a reminder we are not as evolved as we might think we are?

       i always apologize when i pay with a twenty but sometimes i just don't have the change.

  •  No personal loser tales this week. (3+ / 0-)
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    Here's what I heard last night. Very unusual. A performance art type of evening:

    Tafelmusik

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