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    (Original post by Barry Chuckle)
    i wouldnt be surprised if the police did not examine the paper for finger prints and prosecute the petty thief.
    You actually think they have the time and inclination to do that?
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    (Original post by madima)
    what a dumbass shop keeper, honestly. he just lost £100.
    but hes just got over £100 of publicity I'm sure :teeth:
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    I still don't believe people change. :p:
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    Nice to read something good for a change, the doom and gloom was getting too much!
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    I would pos rep the thief if I could. :p:
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    That was such a pleasant thing to read, and very well composed at that. The fact he could've apologised was admirable enough, but giving the money too was very decent of him.

    Tis just a shame he got himself into that situation in the first place...
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    (Original post by madima)
    what a dumbass shop keeper, honestly. he just lost £100.
    Actually you're the "dumbass".
    The shop had been broken in to. The shopkeeper would have claimed on his insurance against the cost of goods stolen. He hasn't lost anything since he already recieved monies 7 years ago.
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Actually you're the "dumbass".
    The shop had been broken in to. The shopkeeper would have claimed on his insurance against the cost of goods stolen. He hasn't lost anything since he already recieved monies 7 years ago.
    I highly doubt he claimed for £100 on his insurance, as it would probably but his insurance up by a fair amount, meaning he lost money in the long run. I remember a few times when my Dad's shop got broken into for a few hundred pounds, I don't think he ever claimed.

    Maybe if it was £1000 pounds or something he would claim.
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    wow kudos to him, thats a genuinely decent thing to do
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    (Original post by Alive)
    I highly doubt he claimed for £100 on his insurance, as it would probably but his insurance up by a fair amount, meaning he lost money in the long run. I remember a few times when my Dad's shop got broken into for a few hundred pounds, I don't think he ever claimed.

    Maybe if it was £1000 pounds or something he would claim.
    Re-read the story.
    The shop had ALREADY been broken in to. The ex drug addict used the opportunity to take further items from the shop.
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Actually you're the "dumbass".
    The shop had been broken in to. The shopkeeper would have claimed on his insurance against the cost of goods stolen. He hasn't lost anything since he already recieved monies 7 years ago.
    let's do some basc arithmetic:

    money the shop keeper had before his dumbass activity = x
    money the shop keeper had after his dumbass activity = x - 100

    (x - 100) < x

    => shop keeper lost 100 units.
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    I would pos rep the thief if I could. :p:
    :eek: Imagine if you could rep people in real life *imagining various real-life repping scenarios*... that'd be so cool. Obama would have like 1000 flashing gems!
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    (Original post by tetrahydrocannabinol.)
    :eek: Imagine if you could rep people in real life *imagining various real-life repping scenarios*... that'd be so cool. Obama would have like 1000 flashing gems!
    I can likewise imagine Dubya having a similar amount of red gems.
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    (Original post by madima)
    let's do some basc arithmetic:

    money the shop keeper had before his dumbass activity = x
    money the shop keeper had after his dumbass activity = x - 100

    (x - 100) < x

    => shop keeper lost 100 units.
    I'd prefer to think of it more like this:

    money the shop keeper had = x
    money the shop keeper had after being paid back = x + 100
    money the shop keeper had after donation = x

    x = x

    He didn't lose anything, and made my day a little brighter in the long run :P
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    Awww, how lovely
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    Aww that's nice to read. Good on the thief for doing that, many wouldn't.
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    So there is good in the world then

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    That's really lovely. I smiled
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    "As part of my ongoing recovery I try to put right all of the wrongs I have done in the past, at least where I can, and this is why I am giving you back the money which I stole from you."

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