November 30th, 2008 09:01 PM
Musings on my Taco Bell run tonight
Sitting at home tonight, the lovely wife and I were trying to decide what to have for dinner.
You know the conversation..what do you want...I don't know...what do you want...repeat until something sounds good. After 2 days of Thanksgiving leftovers, we decided on Taco Bell.
I...being the great hunter/gatherer had to go out in the cold drizzling rain to procure said Taco Bell. While standing there waiting for their crack staff of employees to figure out what a taco was I noticed their employee signs. One in particular gave me pause. It shows a Taco Bell employee getting held up at gunpoint by the hoodie wearing thug.
The caption on top of the sign read
PREVENT HOLIDAY CRIME...COOPERATE.
Isn't that like having a sign saying...PREVENT DRUNK DRIVING...BUY THE DRIVER A BEER
Yes..I know the lawyers write the sign and if I had children I wouldn't want them to "risk their life for someone else's money" but...give the screaming two year old what he wants and he'll stop screaming...until he wants something else. It works pretty much the same way with crooks. Once they learn how easy it is to rob a Taco Bell...they'll have to start taking appointments.
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November 30th, 2008 09:34 PM
I must agree it is dumb as heck. If you are facing a gun, you are not preventing crime, you are already a victim of one.
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
November 30th, 2008 10:12 PM
Wow.....I'm going to look for that my next run for the border.
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November 30th, 2008 10:21 PM
Having a policy to co operate is good, advertising it is foolish.
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November 30th, 2008 10:25 PM
Sometimes you will get killed even if you do cooperate.
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November 30th, 2008 10:26 PM
Let me see if I can beat retsup to it:
Stay armed... use the drive-through... stay safe!
November 30th, 2008 10:28 PM
Originally Posted by grady
Prevent Holiday Crime...Shoot Back
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November 30th, 2008 11:57 PM
I think this is the best point of all.
Originally Posted by rocky
December 1st, 2008 12:11 AM
December 1st, 2008 02:34 AM
Like I needed another reason to never set foot in a Taco Hell again.
1. Eating that crap made me a big fat dude at one point in my life and I best the heck out of that so I'm never going back.
2. They have asinine signs telling their employees that if they co-operate with robbers, they won't get robbed.
I have not been in a Taco Bell for over 3 years. And I will never set foot in one again. The closest I get to "fast Food" now is Subway.
Do yourself a favor, eat healthy. You'll stay more fit, feel better and you won't ever have to eat that Taco Bell crap again.
December 1st, 2008 10:51 AM
December 1st, 2008 04:52 PM
I couldnt agree more with you Mike..but it's so good! I even suck out the hot sauce out of the packages!
Originally Posted by TN_Mike
December 2nd, 2008 02:21 AM
Good Lawd..... I don't know what to say about that.
Originally Posted by DrLewall
December 2nd, 2008 04:04 AM
You should have given the employee a really stern look and yelled:
COOPERATE WITH ME!....I WANT MY TACOS FOR FREE!
and you wouldn't have had to pay for dinner.
December 2nd, 2008 12:36 PM
I always use the drive-thru...why would you want to go into a shady place with shady characters at possibly all hours of the night when you could stay safe and warm in your car?
Plus, orders taken in the drive-thru are always served more quickly since they don't want to keep the people behind you waiting.
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