I had to join just to respond to this thread...
somehow reading it has consumed the last hours and a half of my life, and i feel if i don't say my piece that I will have entirely wasted my
1. in Canada a store owner (or employee if given the authority) can absolutely deny you service, for whatever reason they choose, or no reason at all.
and when you are asked to leave if you do not, then they can "remove" you, and can (well within their legal rights) do so with as much force is needed
to accomplish that (throwing a rowdy bar patron down a flight of stairs comes to mind).
1a) as for corporate policy... was this a mac's a couchetard, a boni soir, these places have corporate policies that are loosely enforced at the
point of sale. other places like Joe Macdonald's corner store do not have corporate policies (or maybe they do) and if they did it would vary from
place to place. there is a set of laws governing corporations in Canada, none of them apply in this case because the CBCA is for taxes and formalities
and such. though if you want to get nit picky, there is a minimum limit at which point a detailed list of all items in a transaction are listed with
taxes broken down, a Sunny D is not equivalent to that minimum value. Did you pay cash? did you pay by credit? by food stamps, by interac, this makes
a difference in how the sale is treated (especially if the owner is skimming).
2. No laws against swearing in this country, and asking someone to stop does not make it a law, or a regulation or a statute or a requirement.
Canadians swear, get over it.
3. talking in fake legalese and consulting a thesaurus for every other word does not make you sound smart it makes you pretentious
4. aspergers is not an excuse to be a douche
5. a receipt is not a guarantee, it's not a warranty, and it's not a legal document, its a receipt, ie: proof the store sold you something, for their
own tax purposes. you (as mentioned somewhere 15 pages ago) can not tax them if they don't give you one, that doesn't even make sense.
6. none of us can even establish if you hit this guy first or not because you are really good at changing your story. he pushed you, you punched him,
he punched you a dog peed on my shoe, whatever. you did not listen to him telling you to get out
7. receipts come after a purchase not before
so in conclusion
making up your own set of "regulations" does not in effect make them law, and therefore anyone who i snot you does not have to follow them. every
individual has a world view that is unique to them, and everyone lives by their own set of values, sometimes the values of one do not mesh with the
values of the other but those of use who are civilized will live and let live, and get on with our day. life lesson right there.
you have no right to be in a business once asked to leave. even in Canada they are considered private property and are treated as such.
you were being a dick when you told the clerk your story about receipts and legal things
you seem to have a solid grasp of when you are being a dick, so you can probably control that.
clerk was in his right to boot you
you were wrong to punch him
this is the bottom line.
either you are a really good troll, or some kind of really special classification of dick
edit on 15-1-2013 by phrookface because: I had to add that line about making up regulations