posted on Aug, 4 2013 @ 05:41 AM
I own a business and I've had people skip out on bills or try and get around paying in one form or the other. Everytime, at the end of it, I just
want it over and want my money. I usually don't want them coming back anytime soon.
In this case, I of course would have immediately accepted the $5 as it's more profit for me. Or, I would have given change from my own pocket to
split the bill. In fact, if I did not accept bills or some kind of digital payment, I'd probably keep change around just for the instance someone
doesn't have direct change.
And in the rare case when someone is trying to skirt the charges, or scam, cheat, steal and maybe even an innocent mistake, I just want to get on with
my business because slowing down means I'd lose money. So she could pay, the other passengers could pay, hell, the tooth fairy could pay if the money
No the difference here is these services are not run the same way a traditional business is. See, it's far easier to make cash the only available
tender when nearly everywhere only wants to give you digital money, and in fact many people frown on cash these days, (people think I'm nuts when I
have more than $100 on me-seriously when did this happen?)
Yep, see, far more profit making it hard for someone to pay, being ignorant to the point they will not pay on moral grounds etc. (I offer you this you
wont take, F UUUUU)
And then just radio your "Inspector" to come write a ticket.
Just as someone mentioned the student thing, where students are getting charged $100 in fines for something only costing a few bucks.
This is a racket.
Not the worst, most evil, most prominent racket, but it sure is one.
You see, as a businessman calling the cops and dealing with them only hurts my business as I will lose more money just dealing with them.
On the hand, if you're the cops... You need someone to call you to make money.
And it's clear, everyone is trying to make money these days.