don't think your behavior fits into either of these categories.
Instead, it was a symptom of the malaise of modern apartment
living as was perfectly captured in David Cronenberg's Shivers.
The reason you agreed to turn over the culprit is the same reason
I answered your poll: simple boredom."
people who suggest you should have overlooked this woman's misuse
of the washer have the best of intentions, they overlook the
fact that they would not have the right to decide whether the
misuse should be excused. That right belongs to the property
go much lower than you."
"Take the free nights and throw a huge party sandwiched
between two nights with the girlfriend chicks love hotel
rooms, house-sitting joints and other places where they can smoke
indoors. Also, invite Joey's wife. When Joey's wife shows, tell
her you're sorry for being a rat fink and then hand her a Cadillac
margarita. She'll be mad at first but then she'll settle into
it once she sees you're willing to share your prize. Besides,
you guys can talk about what a load Mrs. Johnson is."
free nights will change a person."
is a stupid old fart and you have three free nights. What's wrong
made a deal you didn't have to sign it with your own blood."
an opportunist, but I don't know how shrewd. Have you busted
your toilet lately? Don't expect speedy service from Joey's crowd
ya got no guts, yeel get no glory. In any transaction someone
wins, someone loses."
"All entrepreneurs must tread on a few toes in the pursuit
say you are even better than an opportunist. You are One Who
Becomes Involved in Intrigue. I envy you. All I ever do is climb
onto the rooftops of university architecture."
were at the right place at the right time, as my grandmother
used to say."
theft contributes to the higher prices we all have to pay."
"What Joey did was stealing. Who would call you a rat fink
for helping catch a car thief?"
your black little heart. What a sweet child to do such a thing
for your mommy and daddy."
have an obligation to society to circumvent wrongdoing. That
you were were able to carry out that obligation and profit is
entirely to your credit."
have never caught me."
were doing your civic duty. I expect you'll be announcing your
presidential candidacy soon."
agreed to do someone else's dirty work for material gain, which
makes you worse than the sort of tattletale who works from a
fierce sense of morality, though better than the nyah-nyah, you're-in-trouble
tattletale. It bothers me that you won one for the big guy instead
of helping the little guy by warning Joey's wife and forgetting
about the bribe. You didn't do anything wrong but you didn't
do anything great either."
is no free wash."
wife would have done the same to you, and probably for a lot
"This world would be a nicer place if people were not afraid
to help others, as well as knowing when not to get too involved.
I hope your stay was nice."
"All this rat fink business is a load of crap. You made
the best of a slow night."
"Do any of those suites have a jacuzzi?"
"Honest people should do all they can to foil the dishonest."
that you would even question your pretty little brain over this
one makes me shake my head in wonderment. What is this world
coming to? A bunch of youngsters with high standards and ethics?
Heavens! Never turn your back lightly on free."
"As a lawyer I am well aware how much of life is negotiable.
You made an above-board deal and kept your side of the bargain.
If keeping one's word is tantamount to being a rat, a lot of
assumptions that underlie our society are up for reconsideration.
Think of what this would do to the Boy Scouts."
up with the guilty conscience already."
to play policeman and confiscate the key would have been a bad
idea as you had no warrant."
"Let her wash in normal washers like everybody else."
"I just call em as I see em."
you can profit from someone's stupidity, good for you."
"If they weren't your friends and you told on them then
you're not a rat fink."
may be a rat fink, but Joey and his wife were scammers. I see
nothing wrong with scamming a scammer."
"Hey, it's America, man."
unto others. I would expect someone to turn me in if I had taken
the key without permission."
"If you'd refused her reward you'd be a Good Samaritan instead
of an opportunist, but that's all semantics."
"If I were you I'd tell the lady to shove her three free
to me like she hired you."
would have done the same damn thing. Thus, you are an opportunist,
mostly because I wouldn't want to call myself a rat fink."
"If someone gets fired or evicted, then you suck."
"Technically speaking, Joey was stealing from his employer.
You'd inform an employer if an employee was stealing from the
till, wouldn't you?"
were protecting capital investment. That you can be bought for
so little should be the subject of further reflection."
"If Joey's wife hadn't been doing something she wasn't supposed
to, she wouldn't have had anything to worry about, now would
only thing I see wrong is that you should have asked for the
key to big washer yourself instead of three lousy nights."
the leeches. Bamboo under the nails, hot oil and Cat-o-nine-tails
across the genitals. Take your three free nights and have a party
with a $10 whore sans guilt."
say tough luck to Joey and his lying wife."
"You have no cause for concern over your morals as
long as Mrs. Johnson is telling the truth."
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