knapplc wrote:I have not always been a decent, upstanding citizen. I am ashamed to say that as a teenager I had a career as a shoplifter. I stole many things from many stores in my "career," and I did it with a smile and a friendly handshake whenever I could. I would even go so far as to point out to the sales clerks the ripped-up packages I created when I took the item I wanted. I was bold, brazen and beyond being scared by anything like this.
And really, I was nothing special when it came to shoplifting.
So I personally think this program, while a good idea, won't deter many bank robbers. If you're going to rob a bank, a handshake won't stop you.
Disagree pretty strongly with this actually. I had gotten into shoplifting pretty bad when I was younger. Got pretty out of hand with how brazen (and good at it) I got with some friends. Anyway, my ways are mended. One thing we always did was aovid trying it in stores with good customer service. It's unnerving because you do know what you are up to, but you don't know if they know. And paying attention to all customers is key, because it doesn't give would be shoplifters a window of opportunity.
In regards to bank robbers, it might not be that effective on the professional-type. But I could see a newbie being VERY unnerved, and second guessing things because he might be paranoid like "they know something I don't."
The opening scene of the movie "Saving Private Ryan" is loosely based on games of dodgeball Brian Dawkins played in second grade.