Serendipity Sundays - Stop, Think, Consider the Consequences

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

Oh, so many people think that taking this one little thing won't hurt and no one will notice.  But, there's a real possibility that such actions could ruin your life.  Is it worth it?


Original content by Debbie Reynolds TN Broker: 208698

Serendipity Sundays - You Are Being Tracked


There are some people that think nothing of taking salt and pepper shakers from a restaurant or towels from a hotel room. They think since they are a customer, they are entitled to take whatever isn't nailed down.

This is a true story. At a local barbecue restaurant, these cute pig paper towel holders are on the tables. The tables are on a covered deck and food is purchased at the window and then you go take a seat at one of the picnic tables to eat and enjoy.

GPS pig

One customer decided these were so cute she wanted to take one home with her. When the owner of the restaurant discovered it was missing, he knew he could get his pig back. You see he had a young techie install GPS tracking inside of each pig just for an occasion like this.

So the police was called and when the policeman arrived he told the owner that his pig was gone for good. Then the owner showed the blip on his phone that was tracking the location of his paper towel holder. The policeman became a believer and told the owner to get in the police car.

The tracking system gave them turn by turn directions and led them to a house in a residential area. They went to the door and a sweet young woman answered asking what it was she could help them with. The policemen said they were there to recover the paper towel pig that had been removed from the restaurant a short time ago.

The woman denied knowing anything about it and insisted they had the wrong address. Then she was shown the tracker and knew she was caught. Her husband appeared and said he told her not to take it then quick retrieved it from the back of the house.

Even though it was recovered, that wasn't going to solve the whole problem because the woman was put under arrest. She was taken to jail. 

When her court date came up she pleads her case to the judge that this would cause her to lose her job when her employer found out. The judge reassured that her employer would know and that she also had an $800 fine and 30 days community service to serve. 

Lesson learned: Somebody or something is always watching. When something is so cute you have to have it, ask the owner where you can buy one like it and certainly don't take it without asking. It's stealing and that is against the law.

Serendipity Sundays - Stop, Think, Consider the Consequences

Join the group in sharing and being reflective on Serendipity Sundays. What are your serendipitous thoughts? 


These are thoughts of Clarksville TN Realtor Debbie Reynolds. Contact Debbie Reynolds, Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent. 


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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I enjoyed reading the post. Thank you for reblogging it

Dec 07, 2017 02:15 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Eyes are everywhere....and this is a shining example !

Dec 07, 2017 04:00 AM #2
Eugene Kanciar
EKAN Home Inspection - West Vancouver, BC
Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind

Tracking devices and spy cams can be placed everywhere. Once we had God watching our every move. Now we have technology to keep us honest. Always be on your best behaviour, then you have nothing to fear or have to explain.

Dec 07, 2017 04:59 AM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Nice choice for a reblog, I remember reading this post a while back and I agree that it only brings bad karma your way.

Dec 07, 2017 05:45 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Gabe. I read this post when Debbie first published this. Serious stuff.

Dec 07, 2017 06:34 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Gabe - today anything can be tracked.  Technology is everywhere and watching 

Dec 07, 2017 06:54 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is an excellent selection for a reblog and an important lesson to share.

Dec 07, 2017 07:10 AM #7
Delphine Nguyen
Baird & Warner - Northbrook, IL

An interestung anecdote buy is 1984 happening now? Thanks for sharing.

Dec 07, 2017 08:44 AM #8
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I saw the original and it still amazes that anyone would choose to steal - or quite frankly, do anything dishonest. D 

Dec 07, 2017 08:47 AM #9
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gabe, I saw Debbie's original post, and cannot understand why people take these things!   They are not THEIRS to take! 

Dec 07, 2017 09:20 AM #10
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm glad you shared this because I had missed it. What a story!

That paper towel holder certainly is irrisistable, but I would never consider stealing it!


Dec 07, 2017 02:11 PM #11
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Are we being tracked? The answer to the question is yes. Just look at your cel phone.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 07, 2017 07:28 PM #12
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Jan 03, 2018 06:38 AM #13
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for your comments. It’s always good to hear from you.

Jan 03, 2018 06:38 AM #14
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thanks so much for the reblog, Gabe. Hearing about this was very eye-opening.

Jan 03, 2018 10:45 AM #15
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