By Braddah Lance
Well actually, I hope I don't.
In Sunday's "Stealing Beer From Hawaii Fastop?", it was unreal to read that a store is "fighting" back.
Wat are they doing?
They are posting surveillance footage of people actually stealing and walking off with items such as a 12-pack of beer. How you walk out of a store with half a case of anything beats me cause I would think that if you were trying to steal something from any store it would either fit in your pocket or your under your shirt.
As I read the article I was shocked to read that most, if not all, the people interviewed knew at least one of the perpetrators. Well, not really shocked - we all know dat 'dis aina too small and we all know each oddah one way or anoddah - but more curious to find out what the people who know the shoplifters would do.
Do you turn them in? Do you "tell" on them? Do you make fun of them? Do you try to talk some sense into them? A very troubling dilemma between yourself and your friend or relative.
But only in Hawaii do you have the "shame" factor.
Sure other parts of the world has it too but I think in Hawaii, it's such a huge part of our culture, it makes a difference in how we act. Our actions tend to be misconstrued as being "too polite" or "timid" but in the end, we no like "make shame".
For the underage shoplifters at Fastop, it's nice to hear that their parents at least make amends to the criminal activity by ponying up the kala for the items because once the items are paid for, the picture comes down.
But wait, wat da heck are underage people even doing stealing more worse stealing alcohol?
Wassap Wit Dat!
Is it ODD to bee more afraid of "shame" 'den da law? Should other stores with shoplifting problems follow Fastop's tactic? If you've seen those kines of pictures before, do you look out of curiosity or maybe for a "friend"?
Good thing I dunno wat YOU look like.......
DA PIDGIN WORD OF DA DAY! -
(as quoted from Da Kine Dictionary & Pidgin To Da Max… wit a Braddah Lance twist)
Haole Translation: Japanese curse, karma
Use: Wen you do something bad, rotten, nasty etc, going come back to you!
Sentence: “Eh, it's not free-99. Bettah watch out you going get bachi.”
Sentence: “Hoi, no make li'dat. Bachi brah!”