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I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 09, 2009 10:04PM
as I waited in line to pick up the hard drive (which I am still not sure if I want it or not), I noticed a guy in front of me, probably mid to late 30s (my age group) with his daughter or niece, she was probably 12-14 or so, my best guess. I didn't pay much attention, but then she started to hold him in way that didn't fit the daughter-father relationship. Then they started holding hands and kissing. very passionately. OK, so my guess was wrong, she was not his daughter nor niece. She was his young lover. very young lover.

What is one supposed to do in such cases? I am sure she was way too young for a legitimate wife-husband or boyfriend-girlfriend relationship, I wonder if one day I am going to see them on TV that she was kidnapped at young age and abused all this time, or who knows what else. Something didn't seem right to me with that relationship, but what was I supposed to do???
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Carm
Date: September 09, 2009 10:14PM
Nothing you can do, cuz you know nothing. Call the po po if you want, nothing will happen.

What are you going to say when you call the police?
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Go To Top
Date: September 09, 2009 10:17PM
My BB MyBook's fine. No line at all. No people in the whole store. Clerks are all angry.



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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 09, 2009 10:20PM
It really is hard to accurately guess the age of people. I am not saying you are wrong, but I have seen 14 year old girls that look 18 and vice versa.





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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: graylocks
Date: September 09, 2009 10:31PM
i would think that most guys are fully aware of the criminal dangers of underage girls; i doubt anyone would be so flagrant. that being said, perhaps he or she get off on the fact of people thinking that's what's going on so the female deliberately dresses to look like a minor and then they make out in public. some people seem to need an audience.



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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: September 09, 2009 10:33PM
I think you should demand your money back because the drive's not formatted to "extended journaled."



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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 09, 2009 10:33PM
Nothing you can do, cuz you know nothing.

True dat.

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It really is hard to accurately guess the age of people. I am not saying you are wrong, but I have seen 14 year old girls that look 18 and vice versa.

ESPECIALLY true, dat.

I find the older people get the harder it is for them to gauge age of younger folks, especially since youngsters "grow up" quicker than when we were there age, when ever that was. I know a few girls who are in their mid-20s and don't look street legal.






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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: decay
Date: September 09, 2009 10:44PM
impersonate this guy:





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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: S.Taylor
Date: September 09, 2009 10:50PM
My sister-in-law is in her early 40's, and many people still think she's my brother's daughter rather than his wife.

Though I don't think anyone's called the police yet...



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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Kiva
Date: September 09, 2009 10:58PM
from somebody who works on a high school campus and teaches college students as well, it's really hard to tell the difference sometimes..

kiva



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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: September 09, 2009 11:09PM
You don't live in West Virginia, do you?
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: guitarist
Date: September 09, 2009 11:09PM
It's especially disturbing that after the girl showed you her I.D. and confirmed your suspicions about her age and she still recklessly continued to participate in this unholy public display. How dare she!

We know you would not draw this conclusion about her age just based on a hunch, or based on your perception alone. We understand you wouldn't pass judgment unless you had proof of her real age. Were they really so shameless that they kept kissing after your I.D. inspection?
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: AAA
Date: September 09, 2009 11:12PM
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 09, 2009 11:49PM
Washington State is an oddball one. There is another line at 16 years. If one is between 16 and 18, and the other is older than 18, it is statutory rape if the parent of the younger one complains, and they become a class 3 sex offender. Under 16, and the parents aren't even consulted, the state pursues the charges.

So a 15 yo girl and a 16 yo boy? He is a sex offender for life if caught. And that 15 yo girl sending naked pics of herself to her boyfriend is now a sex offender according to the letter of the law. Kiddie porn.
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 09, 2009 11:55PM
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AAA

O, Canada!



It is what it is.
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Doc
Date: September 10, 2009 12:33AM
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Racer X
So a 15 yo girl and a 16 yo boy? He is a sex offender for life if caught. And that 15 yo girl sending naked pics of herself to her boyfriend is now a sex offender according to the letter of the law. Kiddie porn.

'Sounds like Florida.
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: silvarios
Date: September 10, 2009 12:37AM
I went to my local polling place this last election (November 2008). The kind lady checking my info asked me if this was my first time…"I was born when Carter was president, so ummm no," I responded.


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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: September 10, 2009 01:36AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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AAA

O, Canada!

Canada? check out SPAIN and South Korea! 12! That's all sorts of wrong, and I live in a state where it's 16 (Nevada) and I make fun of how "hick" this state is with laws like that!

~A
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 10, 2009 02:07AM
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tahoedrew
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N-OS X-tasy!
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AAA

O, Canada!

Canada? check out SPAIN and South Korea! 12! That's all sorts of wrong, and I live in a state where it's 16 (Nevada) and I make fun of how "hick" this state is with laws like that!

~A

Yes, but the names of those countries' national anthems don't lend themselves as readily to crafty witticisms as does Canada's.



It is what it is.
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 10, 2009 02:18AM
What kind of HD was it? Are they still on sale?
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Black
Date: September 10, 2009 03:29AM
Talk to the manager at Best Buy.
Have them check the log and find the purchase just before yours.
Get the guy's info, track down his address.
Show up at his place, do some discrete observing to confirm your suspicions.
Report back.




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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 10, 2009 04:23AM
Congratulate him.

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space-time
What is one supposed to do in such cases?



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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: September 10, 2009 06:46AM
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silvarios
I went to my local polling place this last election (November 2008). The kind lady checking my info asked me if this was my first time…"I was born when Carter was president, so ummm no," I responded.


Nathan

Maybe she wasn't talking about voting? eye twitch smiley
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: September 10, 2009 07:01AM
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tahoedrew
Canada? check out SPAIN and South Korea! 12! That's all sorts of wrong, and I live in a state where it's 16 (Nevada) and I make fun of how "hick" this state is with laws like that!

Then there is Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran & Pakistan. "Must be married" which in some cases means 8 years old.

[www.google.com]

"Eight year olds, Dude."

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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 10, 2009 07:05AM
Either way, get a dang room. I don't want to have to watch you sucking face in front of me. Break it up.
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: billb
Date: September 10, 2009 07:16AM
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space-time
, but what was I supposed to do???

stop fantasizing and read the drive box or sumpin.
You don't even know for sure if she was charging by the hour or not.
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: JoeH
Date: September 10, 2009 09:01AM
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rgG
It really is hard to accurately guess the age of people. I am not saying you are wrong, but I have seen 14 year old girls that look 18 and vice versa.
agree smiley

It can be hard to tell with some. I knew a woman in her late 20's who wished she looked older so she would be taken more seriously, and stop getting her husband dirty looks from strangers. She could pass for 15, and always had trouble buying alcohol at places that did not know her already.

P.S. Where do you think they get all those 20-something actors to play teen roles? Some have tell-tale signs of being over 20, not all.



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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: decay
Date: September 10, 2009 10:03AM
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: September 10, 2009 10:28AM
The only thing unusual I saw at Best Buy when picking up my 1TB HD, was the guy at the customer service desk watching a woman in the store. His mouth was open, and his head cocked to one side, and he didn't move for a long count, like he was catatonic.
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: MacDoxy
Date: September 10, 2009 12:50PM
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Wiki's version ( a bit more info)
i have to say i knew laws were different, but i was surprised at how low the age is globally, kinda freaked out really.
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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Doc
Date: September 10, 2009 01:42PM
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JoeH
P.S. Where do you think they get all those 20-something actors to play teen roles? Some have tell-tale signs of being over 20, not all.

Maybe it's just my luck, but I always seem to be able to spot the ones who are a little too old to be playing high schoolers.

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Re: I picked up the 1 TB hard drive at best buy and I saw something unusual...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 10, 2009 07:16PM
IIRC, "Andrea" was over 30 when 90210 started, and over 40 when it ended. 43 maybe?
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