Door to door solicitor giving free iPads?

Holoshed

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Mar 24, 2011
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This is actually a joke question of a random thought I had. Someone just showed up at my doorstep, knocked and sort of forced her hand in with an iPad and said "we would like you to sign up for workmanship America (forgot the name), read about it here and click sign up". She actually handed me the iPad, like it was a gift, me inside the house and her outside.

I tried to hand it back and she kept insisting I read what it said.

My odd and twisted question is this, just because I wonder (I gave the iPad back but I have a weird mind)... Since she handed it to me, inside the door, literally thrust it in to me... Would it be illegal for me to thank her for the nice gift and keep it?

Especially seeing I have a pretty big "No Solicitors" sign on the storm door, big enough to see from the street.
 

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This is actually a joke question of a random thought I had. Someone just showed up at my doorstep, knocked and sort of forced her hand in with an iPad and said "we would like you to sign up for workmanship America (forgot the name), read about it here and click sign up". She actually handed me the iPad, like it was a gift, me inside the house and her outside.

I tried to hand it back and she kept insisting I read what it said.

My odd and twisted question is this, just because I wonder (I gave the iPad back but I have a weird mind)... Since she handed it to me, inside the door, literally thrust it in to me... Would it be illegal for me to thank her for the nice gift and keep it?

Especially seeing I have a pretty big "No Solicitors" sign on the storm door, big enough to see from the street.
YOu should have taken it, slammed the door, locked it, ran through the house, out the back and kept going.
 
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Holoshed

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Maybe you should try to learn not to say/post everything that pops into your mind. Yes, I know it's hard.
Some people use facebook, some use twitter, I came here. :p

I thought someone might get a laugh out of it like I did, even if you didn't laugh you thought enough to respond and for that, we thank you! (Tosh.o joke)
 
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Mrg02d

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Some people use facebook, some use twitter, I came here. :p

I thought someone might get a laugh out of it like I did, even if you didn't laugh you thought enough to respond and for that, we thank you! (Tosh.o joke)
I'd laugh had you really taken the iPad....
 
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Julien

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...Since she handed it to me, inside the door, literally thrust it in to me... Would it be illegal for me to thank her for the nice gift and keep it?...
No, because she didn't transfer ownership of the property. If you handed someone your iPhone, iPad or any item do think they would now "own" it?
 
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iEvolution

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It would be theft. That's like going to the store at a buy one, get one free sale and taking one without paying for the first one, you'd be arrested for theft.
 
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matttye

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If somebody refuses to take it back, I'd say you're well within your rights to shut the door on her whilst still holding the iPad, but if she then knocks asking for it back, you'd be obliged to give her it.
 
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shinobi-81

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Some people use facebook, some use twitter, I came here. :p

I thought someone might get a laugh out of it like I did, even if you didn't laugh you thought enough to respond and for that, we thank you! (Tosh.o joke)
I got a good laugh. Thanks! :)
 
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Arnezie

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Oct 10, 2011
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And you're a poor speller.

Your vs you're, the never ending race towards anti intellectualism!!

:D
Your is the second person possessive adjective, used to describe something as belonging to you. Your is nearly always followed by a noun. But doesn't have to be.
 
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Shrink

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Feb 26, 2011
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"Door to door solicitor...". This made me smile. In the UK 'solicitor' is the same as a 'lawyer'.
If your "solicitors" (non-trial lawyers) are anything like our lawyers here in the States, the difference between a legal solicitor, and a door-to-door hustler, is negligible.:rolleyes:

(To all the attorneys reading this...just a little joke.:D)


Very little...
 
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