Thursday, May 10, 2007

Worse than legal charges.....

Yesterday, I mentioned shopping in the Passageway. I tried on a few things, and was delighted to find this sign in the dressing room! I did not shoplift anything, but I did, however, buy a beautiful pink shirt made in India and some pink and sparkly bangle bracelets to match!
I'm not sure exactly how the spotlight effect showed up as I played around with the contrast of the photo, but I thought it was kind of fun and decided to leave it.

6 comments:

Z said...

Interesting timing on this post. While I couldn't find many US sources for this, the following new item seems to have had quite an airing in the tabloids in Europe (if the link doesn't work - I added linebreaks - search for the phrase "I am a thief I stole from Walmart"):
http://blogs.usatoday.com/
ondeadline/2007/05/
sentence_wear_a.html

lynn said...

I have posted a photo of the missing UK girl Madeleine in the hope that the more people see her, the more chance she may be found. Please take a sec to pop over to Cheltenham, to put her face in your head. Thanks to you and your readers.

Omaheña said...

z - thanks for sharing that link! That's hilarious! I think it's great that the judge made the shoplifter stand in front of the store with that big sign. I think shame would work in most crimes, much better than a ticket. When I was about 4 yrs old, I stole a piece of candy from the store. We got to the car, and my mom saw I was eating something....she made me go back into the store and confess to the manager and apologize. I never tried to steal anything again.
lynn - The internet is a great way to get information like that out in the open. I hope that she is found!

Mandy said...

I applaud this kind of sign -- it has a far better chance of being effective than the standard kind of warning which would simply be unread.

Z said...

I'm back. I agree that the sentence might be more effective than jail time (exposure to a lot of people). However, what I can't get out of my head is an idea to don a similar sign ABOUT Walmart's practices and hanging out around one of their stores, not that there are any in Switzerland, or in Germany (anymore). See the documentary "Wal-Mart: The high cost of low price" if you're interested.

Z in Villigen Switzerland

Omaheña said...

z - thanks for the info. It looks like a really interesting document. I have heard several disturbing things about Wal-Mart, but as you can imagine, things like that don't necessarily make big enough news in mainstream consumer America! I will be on the lookout for when I can see the documentary.