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Acceptable amount to steal from the Galleries Lounge

Old Dec 28, 2023, 2:03 am
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Originally Posted by SKT-DK
That is just sad and pathetic…
My Dear. The whole thread is sad. I mean sad in the emotional sense. I cannot do otherwise than agree with you and others that I find the whole topic highly distasteful. Why it had to be dredged up after all these years depresses me.

If this makes me Holier-than-Thou, it will be a first. I have watched these Lounge Crawls in action. Most were perfectly well behaved. The only reason that I knew that they were on such an endeavour was that that I overheard them. They came and they left to meet someone else in QF and bothered no one. How much longer they will be tolerated is questionable.

I think that we can all justify anything we like because it suits us. All I will say is this. Would you go around to a house and start pinching food and drink? Of course not. It’s an abuse of hospitality.

Finally, what has this really got to do with BA? Are we to infer that this sort of behaviour takes place only in their Lounges, or are we actually more brazen about it on here? Do people conduct themselves in such a manner at Air France, Iberia, or Lufthansa? I suppose that it depends upon whether it is all true and not exaggerated to sound funny or clever. We will never really know, will we.
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Old Dec 28, 2023, 2:24 am
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Originally Posted by DIRECT MERIT
You nearly had me - for a moment there I thought this was serious. I mean, nobody actually behaves like this, right? Outside a freshers week toga party.
Absolutely serious! It was a great fun day. T3 is the best for a lounge crawl.
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Old Dec 28, 2023, 4:25 am
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Originally Posted by Grey Nomad
Absolutely serious! It was a great fun day. T3 is the best for a lounge crawl.
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Old Dec 28, 2023, 6:19 am
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Originally Posted by SKRan
LHR or MAN?
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Old Mar 19, 2024, 1:32 pm
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Does this always happen or is it a new feature that draws attention to passengers who have "liberated" packets of crisps from the lounge?🤔
i didn't dare open it!

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Old Mar 19, 2024, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by WickedStepMother
Does this always happen or is it a new feature that draws attention to passengers who have "liberated" packets of crisps from the lounge?🤔
i didn't dare open it!
If you were in Y you’d need a ticket for that!
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by scottishpoet
I feel guilty if I stick a packet of crisps in my bag.

Today I watched one person raid the bar in galleries north. Amongst other things I saw her cram 4 cans of Heineken in her bag.

What is acceptable?
A lawer friend commented: "Theft is theft."
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Old Mar 20, 2024, 4:23 pm
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My rule of thumb is whatever fits in my mouth when I leave the lounge is acceptable.
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Old Mar 21, 2024, 4:38 am
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Originally Posted by tmac100
A lawer friend commented: "Theft is theft."
Yes, I was so amused by that comment from someone earlier in the thread I have made it my signature line ever since
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Old Mar 21, 2024, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Often1
Theft is theft.

If the question is, how much can I likely get away with, that is a different question.

If the question is, "the staff has offered me something, may I take it" that is a different question.
Originally Posted by golfmad
All of it?

If not all then how much of it?

I'm firmly in the 'theft is theft' camp.
Originally Posted by BOH
Yes, I was so amused by that comment from someone earlier in the thread I have made it my signature line ever since
I presumptuously assumed that I was the source of this tautological rubric, but a quick search reveals that the phrase has a long history on FT. As opposed to the oxymoronic “acceptable amount to steal….. .”
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Old Mar 22, 2024, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by Steve in Olympia
I presumptuously assumed that I was the source of this tautological rubric, but a quick search reveals that the phrase has a long history on FT. As opposed to the oxymoronic “acceptable amount to steal….. .”
You have been busy searching Steve in Olympia! Yes, you were indeed the inspiration for my FT signature
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Old Mar 23, 2024, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by BOH
You have been busy searching Steve in Olympia! Yes, you were indeed the inspiration for my FT signature
My (late) lawyer friend - who mentioned this to me in the late 1990's will be smiling in his grave....
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Old Mar 23, 2024, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by BOH
Yes, I was so amused by that comment from someone earlier in the thread I have made it my signature line ever since
Yes, this is just about as meaningful and enlightening as: "Brexit means brexit".
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Old Mar 23, 2024, 1:56 pm
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I have deleted 12 posts discussing the effects of the changes in air pressure on food packaging. Interesting as it may seem, it's wildly off topic.

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Old Mar 24, 2024, 2:34 am
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Originally Posted by NickB
Yes, this is just about as meaningful and enlightening as: "Brexit means brexit".
I agree.....and is equally amusing.
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