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swiftyisNOTevil writes, "I have recently become obsessed with the BBC Three show 'The Real Hustle' - personally, I think of it as a 'How To' show for aspiring con artists."

Have you carried out a successful con? Perhaps you hustled a few quid off a stranger, or defrauded a multi-national company. Or have you been taken for the wide-eyed, naive rube that you are?

(, Thu 18 Oct 2007, 13:02)
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Fantastic US punnery
Sadly I've lost the JPEG of the scanned original newspaper article, but in summary (and apols if already done)...

An American salesman was suing his company for misrepresentation and various other things, for the following reason. For months his sales manager had verbally promised whoever was the best salesman by Christmas a Toyota.

This guy had gone all out: weekends, overtime, the lot. Lo and behold, Christmas came and he was indeed the best salesman. He'd gone to claim his prize, and was presented with

...a toy Yoda.

Utter, utter class - and a true story (or at least it made the papers in the US).

***EDIT SEE REPLY FOR LINK TO ARTICLE (I nearly remembered it right!)***
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 10:07, 4 replies)
Toy Yoda
Hooters' Waitress - not salesman.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 10:32, closed)
How did she work in Hooters?!
She doesn't really have any.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 11:45, closed)
World Fame

Hehe yeh i remember reading this. It even made it to the papers in Hong Kong!
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 13:29, closed)
serves the Yanks right for not pronouncing their t's! In my genuine home counties 'tea and crumpets' accent I asked a shelf monkey where to find the butter in the supermarket, and so unaccustomed was he to find the letter t replacing the d's in his favourite dairy product, he thought I was asking for pasta (I mean, WTF?). Now I have to consciously ask for budder, otherwise the Yanks haven't got a clue what I want.
(, Wed 24 Oct 2007, 16:48, closed)

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