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Old 05-17-2012, 07:15 AM   #31 
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They LOVE to stack the cups on top of each other and deprive the bottom betta of oxygen! So I scoot over their merchandise and make room for the cups... Once I found one with a cracked cup in 1 inch of water. I took him to a lady that worked there and she took care of him...

Poor bettas :(
Yeah, everytime I'm somewhere with bettas and they're stacked, after I pick all of them up to look at them, I stack them differently, or unstack them if possible.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:20 PM   #32 
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"theft n. the generic term for all crimes in which a person intentionally and fraudulently takes personal property of another without permission or consent and with the intent to convert it to the taker's use (including potential sale)."

I gather this is USA law? I'll work with it anyway.

Intentionally: satisfied.
Fraudulenty: by not paying, that's fraudulent.
Personal property of another: it is legally the property of the shop.
Without permission or consent: you could make a really shaky argument for implied consent here, but I don't think it would stand up.
To convert it to the taker's use: the intended use of the rightful owner (that's Walmart) was not to use it in the betta cups. Whether you use it in the shop or not, it's still for the taker's use, not the use of the shop. It doesn't matter that that's what the use of the shop should have been.

It's theft. I'm a law student. I do this sort of problem every day. If the law was a moral instrument, it would be on your side, but it isn't. Law and morality rarely have much to do with each other. :(
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:07 PM   #33 
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wait, moving the cups around is theft?
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:51 PM   #34 
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No, using the water from the Betta Water bottles is.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #35 
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I guess it's kinda like if the walmart bathrooms were out of toilet paper and you take some off the shelf to replace it
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:08 PM   #36 
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I guess it's kinda like if the walmart bathrooms were out of toilet paper and you take some off the shelf to replace it
LOL That'd be a really awkward situation. xDD
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:10 PM   #37 
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It's theft. I'm a law student. I do this sort of problem every day. If the law was a moral instrument, it would be on your side, but it isn't. Law and morality rarely have much to do with each other. :(
So true. And even if they don't peg you for theft, they could try vandalism, malicious mischief, willful destruction of property or a dozen other minor charges that still look bad on a job resume. It's better to do things through legal channels...
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #38 
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Ah, but Walmart doesn't CARE anyways. so. XD
I mean seriously.
When you watch like four people walk one after the other out the door with the huge stuffed animals that they just picked up off the shelf, and no one stops them... You KNOW that no one gives a hoot or holler. -.-"
Same way my M.I.L "forgot" she had some fish in her wheelchair cart and walked out without paying for them... They were sitting in plain sight, nothing else in the cart. Went straight from the pets our the door. She had like.. 50 dollars in fish there. /=
I almost walked out with a betta once.. And then I remembered I needed gravel.. XD This was like.. when I was like 12...
My aunt would've slaughtered me,though , so I had to put him back.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:51 PM   #39 
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here, solve the problem, bring your OWN water in bottles, and to go further keep the water from each betta in its own container and leave it with the corresponding cup

NOT theft :D
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and bring along some REAL food while yur at it, they need it
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