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A friend of mine recently attended a 'Champaign Lunch', where he was compelled drink as much fizzy stuff as he could between the first and last courses. In an ideal world we'd ask restaurant staff to tell us stories about fatties stuffing themselves at All You Can Eat places, but we recognise that our members don't all work in the catering trade, so for the rest of you - tell us something about abusing freebies. BTW: Bee puns = you fail.

(, Thu 8 Nov 2007, 14:16)
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If Bob Todd
can post someone elses story, then so shall I
An enormously long read, but well worth the time.
Basic premise is... fake cheque for nearly $1m cashed as a joke, turns out fake cheque was real, lots of hassle, lots of fun.
(, Sun 11 Nov 2007, 17:03, 8 replies)
that's not the full story though
But I shan't spoil it for people
(, Sun 11 Nov 2007, 18:20, closed)
Please oh please
please don't tell me he had to give the money back! I so want him to keep it. I want the bank to burn in the fires of Sheol, roasting merrily on a gridiron like St. Lawrence. Rrrrrrrrrrrr gnash gnash nom nom gnash
(, Sun 11 Nov 2007, 19:18, closed)
is hardly $1m, but still a great read. Thanks!

(, Sun 11 Nov 2007, 19:54, closed)
Very interesting! I read all the way through and not to spoil it for anyone else I won't disclose what happened. I did enjoy the legal arguments that each side had and how a bank can go from nasty to nice so easily.
Nice one
(, Sun 11 Nov 2007, 21:11, closed)
Well fuck me!
That took a decent chunk out of my day!
(, Mon 12 Nov 2007, 4:09, closed)
I seem to be in the minority when I say I thought the guy came over as a self-satisfied prick. And he can't write. (Not once did that story raise a smile).

Ah well - probably just me.

(, Mon 12 Nov 2007, 6:30, closed)
I'm skeptical of the part where he says
that the only safe deposit boxes would have been too small to hold 95,0000. In 100s, that would be a single wad about 6 inches thick - so hardly requires a massive vault to store it. Even in 10s, $95000 would fit in a medium sized ladies handbag.
(, Mon 12 Nov 2007, 15:39, closed)
That's cool
I vaguely remember hearing about this in the old days of usenet.

For me that classic quote from this story is

"bOING bOING 'zine emailed to invite me to contribute an article or an interview and they gave me the highest compliment I've received yet by making me the Patron Saint of their PRANKTIME page! "

High honour indeed. clicks
(, Tue 13 Nov 2007, 23:43, closed)

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