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Old 24-11-2022, 03:57 PM
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Blue Yoshi. Saying you disagree with someones behaviour and giving reasons why is fantastic. That is called debate. But people didnt do that. They called Larry names and tried to diagnose him with mental illness. That's why I jumped to his defense. I would not do what Larry did myself, but I will defend anyone I see being bullied and called names.
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Old 25-11-2022, 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted by IILoonerII View Post
You try to paint a picture for yourself as good. but unfortunately, your post ended up making it look very messy. Not everyone is going to agree with everyone on things most of the time. Calling people names and telling them to delete their accounts makes you no better than them and is a form of silencing because you don't agree. Larry does indeed live in a free country, if the store had a problem with it, management would have met him out the door.

Would have been nice but he said he stealthed it. He arranged it so no one spotted him.

Why? Because he knew it was wrong.

Imagine there's a guy who admits he gets off on spiking tires or breaking windows. He only does it at 3:00 in the morning when he's unlikely to be caught and, when called out, justifies it by saying, basically, F you if you don't like it. But it's all vandalism if not destruction of property.

Same thing here. Stealing someone else's property by destroying it is criminal and the relatively low value of balloons doesn't make it otherwise.

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Old 25-11-2022, 01:26 AM
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I said it before but, while it is a kind of jerky move, balloons are seen as one of the less worthy objects by society, period.
So while it isn't right, I'd put it on the level of getting in an elevator and pressing all the floor buttons before getting off, annoying but mostly harmless.

Except for the $ paid to replace the balloons he destroyed.

Pranking a lift doesn't steal someone's property by destroying it.
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Old 25-11-2022, 02:44 AM
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Would have been nice but he said he stealthed it. He arranged it so no one spotted him.

Why? Because he knew it was wrong.

Imagine there's a guy who admits he gets off on spiking tires or breaking windows. He only does it at 3:00 in the morning when he's unlikely to be caught and, when called out, justifies it by saying, basically, F you if you don't like it. But it's all vandalism if not destruction of property.

Same thing here. Stealing someone else's property by destroying it is criminal and the relatively low value of balloons doesn't make it otherwise.


Well, we cant think for Larry… thats what he wanted to do. If he knew he was going to get in trouble. he wouldn't have done it in the first place.

And while technically yes. but thats not on the same level. Slashing peoples tires and busting out peoples car windows is on a whole another level when compared to popping balloons which im sure the management would expect. Because its “balloons” in public. If they didn't want anyone touching it, popping it etc. they would have put a “sign” saying not to touch or you'll be in trouble and will have to pay for the damages or will be banned from the store. And Correct, you shouldn't be Stealing anything even balloons. unless, they say its free.

Its okay to disagree… Just give your stance politely or just don't say anything at all and ignore it. Instead of name calling, giving out mental diagnosis and telling people to delete their accounts because you disagree and in some cases even threatening people because you disagree. Its makes you no better than the person you're disagreeing with.
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Old 25-11-2022, 02:59 AM
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If they didn't want anyone touching it, popping it etc. they would have put a “sign” saying not to touch or you'll be in trouble and will have to pay for the damages or will be banned from the store.
Maybe for a static display, I would agree. But the original post of this thread indicates that these were being sold. Does an adult need a sign to tell them not to wreck what people are selling?
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Old 25-11-2022, 03:47 AM
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Maybe for a static display, I would agree. But the original post of this thread indicates that these were being sold. Does an adult need a sign to tell them not to wreck what people are selling?
Im speaking about both of his threads in general.

Needing a sign? Unfortunately Yes, yes you do. considering how people have gotten these days. You can't automatically think for everyone and assume everyone is the same. Thats why if you care about your stuff, or stuff that you are putting up for sale in a public place. You would put up a sign telling people not to touch etc. to prevent the obvious from happening especially if its “balloons”
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Old 25-11-2022, 04:19 PM
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It kind of sad that you need a sign to state the fucking obvious.
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Old 25-11-2022, 04:49 PM
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Whether you are interested in his / her opinion or not, he can still post these, it does not look as if he is forcing you to yield to his opinions, but I am sure a native speaker can enlighten me to the finer points of the english language in that regard. please do so.

Your opinions are yours and always will stay like that...

But your story indeed shows a certain disregard for the property of others.
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Old 26-11-2022, 09:13 AM
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In response to IILoonerII… I actually couldn’t disagree with this more. It’s a common level of decency that should be respected. If I walk into a clothing store and intentionally damage some items, is it okay because there wasn’t a sign telling not to? Although I can almost begin to understand where you’re coming I think this is not a ‘grey’ situation, you don’t vandalise someone’s property regardless of if it’s for sale.

An besides, even if there was a sign, do you think OP would have even cared and taken notice?

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Old 27-11-2022, 01:10 AM
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Oh because it’s cheap, then it’s okay to destroy other people’s belongings?

It is like you see a people sells wooden pencils, and you go and stealthily broke it cause “it was meant to be broken”, and “it was cheap”. What part is it you cannot understand that it is another people’s selling items?

I know it is your kink to destroy balloons, but please, destroy yours, not other people’s belongings.

I found this phenomena of proudly destroying other people’s belongings as absurd, let alone destroying other people’s selling items.
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