Rikkitic:MikeB4:Um, let me see if I've got that right. You put up a farmgate stand selling watermelons. You have a sign saying take one and leave a dollar in the collection box. Then you have another sign saying kiwis only, no sales to tourists. But the tourists really want watermelon. So they come anyway and each puts a dollar in the box and takes one. A few are so grateful to have watermelon that they even put a little extra in the box. So you go to the police with a handful of money and say you want to lay a complaint because those awful, thieving tourists are all buying your watermelons! Have I got that right? And what do you think the police will say?Rikkitic:No it does not, it is not about a civil right or breach there of, it's about a commercial arrangement and contract.MikeB4: There seems to be an ongoing belief of entitlement with this issue. It's seems to be a "I want it so give it to me or I will take it" There also seems to be a belief that rules are optional, it also shows itself in threads about driving.It has nothing to do with entitlement. It has everything to do with the right to sit at the lunch counter and enjoy a coffee with the white folks.
well the police would think it fairly frivolous, but if you want to get technical from a legal perspective then I would say they probably stole from you. The fact that they left money equivalent to the amount you would have accepted from other people is irrelevant.
(why would you have two signs? Why not have all that info on one sign? )