Plundering

At The New Inquiry Charles Davis discusses stealing from evil corporations and although I see the point (corporations don't always play by the rules, so why should we?), I don't see how it makes walking into a retail story and stealing a flatscreen TV an OK thing to do, although "Corporations Steal, So I'm Stealing This TV" would make a pretty good #slatepitches piece. [Thanks to Jon for the link!]

Not Paying for Museum Admission Not Worth It

Mary and Kim and I wanted to go to a museum, but we didn’t want to pay. I didn’t want to pay because I had been there before and didn’t like it. Kim didn’t want to pay because she felt strongly that museums should be free. I don’t know why Mary didn’t want to pay, but she didn’t want to pay either.

I had a plan. I knew there was a restaurant in the back of the museum, and I knew that if you went to the restaurant, you didn’t have to pay. I suggested we say that we were there for the restaurant. This was lying and I don’t usually like lying, but it was a special occasion. The stakes were low. It was an insider tip. An insider tip involving stealing museum admission. It would save us $10 each. Mary and Kim said, sure let’s try it.

Pilfering From the Hotel Room

"35% of global travelers say they make off with even more valuable hotel amenities, such as towels, lamps, robes and bedding, according to a recent survey by the hotel booking site Hotels.com."

WWYD: Watching Someone You Know Steal

What would you do if you saw someone you know steal?

Nine Money-Saving Tips From My Mom

1. You can dress nice for that big dance by buying swanky clothes and then just returning them when the dance is over. Ditto patio furniture and a cookout.