This past weekend the wife and I went to the drive-in again. We had read on Yelp about how people stop by a local Italian pizzeria and get strombolis to eat with the movie. It was rated so high, we had to give it a shot.
The wait for the stromboli was long, but at least there was entertainment. A walked into the pizza place, went up to the counter and said, “I have some $1200 speakers still wrapped with the tags on them. I’ll sell it to you for $100.” He points outside to a lady with a shopping cart with the speakers. He couldn’t have made it more obvious that the goods were stolen. The guy behind the counter called over a co-worker and told him the story. I thought the co-worker would call the police, but instead, he went out to inspect the merchandise.
Looking back on this situation, I wondering if I should have taken action. I was so surprised/entertained by the whole thing, that my brain was operating at a “fire bad, tree pretty” level. Perhaps that situation is common place for some, but for me this was highly unusual. Should I have called the police? I’m not very familiar with San Jose police numbers and it clearly wasn’t a 911 situation. Is leaving it to the pizzeria owner a good course of action. After all, it his business and his employee participating. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.[Note: The movie, Bridesmaids, was worse than I thought. I thought it was supposed to be funny. It was just sad. If you are forced to go to a wedding movie, opt for Something Borrowed it is at least 10 times better on the Lazy Man’s Imprecise Quantification Scale.]
Here are the links for last week. By the time you finish them it will be almost time for links for this week:
- Brip Blap explains why routine living can leak your money.
- Digerati Life says online fraud may mean losing more than your money.
- Frugal Dad writes debt free and happy, but where to go from here?
- Generation X Finance on how to get your landlord to pay for renovations.
- Million Dollar Journey explains stock chart reversal patterns – wedge and triple tops.
- Money Smart Life with how to invest without wetting your pants.
- My Dollar Plan asks is inflation impacting your spending habits?
- The Sun’s Financial Diary posts use oil stocks as a hedge against rising gas prices.
Top PF Posts:
- The Smarter Wallet talk about dealing with job redundancy and job cuts: stay positive.
- Free Money Finance presents ten questions to ask a financial advisor.
- My Journey to Millions asks do you compartmentalize spending decisions also?
- Not Made of Money gives 5 tips for starting to save money right now.
- DINKS Finance says never go to bed angry about money.
- PT Money asks do I need renter’s insurance?
- Five Cent Nickel on why people spend too much.
- Money Crush with three ways to say no (when part of you really wants to say yes.)
- Saving Advice says share a wardrobe: strange ways to save money.
- One Frugal Girl writes on how to save on maternity clothes.