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Old 11-20-2007, 06:58 PM
Howard Beale Howard Beale is offline
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Default Got company. $100 missing. Here\'s what I\'ve done.

My sister, brother and his 14 y.o. son are here for the entire Thanksgiving week. Last night I cashed out for $1,927.00. I got 3 $500 chips and the rest in cash which I stuck in my pocket. My money is usually rubberbanded with a small leather license/card holder but I just left that extra cash loose. Today when I took the loose money out to pay at Starbucks there was only $327. Of course it had to be the 14 y.o. but I can't prove it, if I bring it up the entire week will be totally screwed, my mother will be upset for the rest of her life and I'd pay way more than $100 to avoid either of those things. Plus, I've got to admit, there're are far too many things that I can remember doing at that age that make me cringe all these years later but, still, $100? Although, adjusting for inflation, and considering that he must've thought 'Well there's only one 20 and four 100's so I guess I've got a better shot at the 100.....'

So here's what I've done. I can't think of anything else to do but I'm open to suggestions.

I have a metal box with a lock that I keep my checkbook, extra credit cards and other sensitive stuff in when the cleaning people or other workers are in the house. My money will now be locked up. I put a piece of paper in my pocket with a note that says 'Put it back'. I'm shutting down my computer and won't give him the log-in password and am treating him coldly which is VERY much different from the way it normally would be. I can't think of anything else except to tell my brother when they leave but he's wound so tight that I don't want to even though I probably should.

So: Thoughts?
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:02 PM
XXXNoahXXX XXXNoahXXX is offline
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Howard (not your real name),

I think everyone here knows you are basically a social retard, so we will cut you some slack.

Why not just approach the kid directly and ask him? Why the dramatics? Just say you left some money out and now its missing and you wanted to know if he was playing a joke on you by hiding it. That way he can play along and return it w/o admitting to stealing.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:03 PM
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Default Re: Got company. $100 missing. Here\'s what I\'ve done.

If you approach anyone, you better be damn sure it was stolen
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:04 PM
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I put a piece of paper in my pocket with a note that says 'Put it back'.

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awesome
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:06 PM
XXXNoahXXX XXXNoahXXX is offline
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I put a piece of paper in my pocket with a note that says 'Put it back'.

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awesome

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He still won't though, so its not very effective.

It'd be more awesome if the kid took the money and replaced the note with one that said "Sorry Howard, I need it. No Massages for you this week"
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:08 PM
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I put a piece of paper in my pocket with a note that says 'Put it back'.

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awesome

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He still won't though, so its not very effective.

It'd be more awesome if the kid took the money and replaced the note with one that said "No."

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Old 11-20-2007, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: Got company. $100 missing. Here\'s what I\'ve done.

He took the money to go to an Asian massage parlor obv. You should be proud.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:17 PM
Howard Beale Howard Beale is offline
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Default Re: Got company. $100 missing. Here\'s what I\'ve done.

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If you approach anyone, you better be damn sure it was stolen

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Of course, that's the hell of it. Did the cage short me? Did I drop it somewhere? The answer to both is 'I don't think so' but that isn't good enough. My mind (and I'm pretty sure I'm typical) starts to create doubts. So I'll keep my mouth shut.


(And not get that massage I was wanting on Friday)

Plus: Social retard? wtf, I'm more normal than most on here.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:17 PM
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Why not just approach the kid directly and ask him? Why the dramatics? Just say you left some money out and now its missing and you wanted to know if he was playing a joke on you by hiding it. That way he can play along and return it w/o admitting to stealing.

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this is such bad advice
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:19 PM
XXXNoahXXX XXXNoahXXX is offline
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Default Re: Got company. $100 missing. Here\'s what I\'ve done.

HB,

I kid, I kid. Just make a comment at dinner like "yeah and i was playing poker, cashed out for $1900 but when I got home, I only had $1800 in my pocket. strange, huh?" then make not-so-obvious eye contact with the kid, and gauge his response.
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