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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    i agree with you, RG. i am just saying that in certain cases, the intents can be misconstrued. the fact that they follow you everywhere bears that out. i can understand surveillance in the areas with tiny items which readily lend themselves to theft, but they are behind you near the big screen tvs.


    I agree also. Still I've been in stores where the sale person will follow you around and they will give you eye contact or approach you. That's not a problem. When a security person follows you and looks away when you make eye contact like you don't know he's following you, that can not be misconstrued.

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    A lot of paranoid people out there .

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    Quote Originally Posted by RG84 View Post
    The one drop rule? How did that come up?  I would like to have that luxury to think that way, but I know better.
    good then...:-)

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    Happens to me all the time, shorts or pants, sunglasses, hat or not. Last night at Carrefour in SD buying a Grey Goose waiting in line to pay, I noticed a security guy to my left, one in front of the cashier line. They stated there making fake calls on the radio until I paid. 

    Maybe they thought I was going to make a break for it as I waited in line lol. 

    My 2 cents.......

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    A grown middle aged man wearing a sports Jersey...hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by southern View Post
    A grown middle aged man wearing a sports Jersey...hmmm


    Has to be a ladron, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southern View Post
    A grown middle aged man wearing a sports Jersey...hmmm
     

    RG84 is being modest.  He does not look middle aged, a sports jersey suits him.  

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    I have been in the Colonial zone in Santo Domingo, most big stores in Santiago and Puertoplata... and local here in Luperon.
    Maybe I was profiled!
    Honestly I do not recollect being followed.
    Ochoa the paint girls are quick to approach me... I am a frequent paint buyer.

    There are a lot of employees on the floors of all stores ; small and large shops..... the work is good and I can only assume they get commissions for sales.

    Now I shall get a bit of good paranoia to check if I am being followed.
    I think shop lifting is a given in a poor country ... even developing countries.
    Russell

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavok View Post
    I've been here 11 years. Happens to me all the time. I notice it especially when there aren't many people in the store. As soon as I move to the next isle, the guy moves over to that isle to watch. Move to the next isle, there he is again. A lot of my friends have commented on it. It doesn't matter if you're white, black, American, Dominican - whatever. They watch everyone like hawks here. Shoplifting must be a huge problem.

     I always had the impression shoplifting is not so much a problem here as for example in Europe. In Europe I have seen people caught many times, or seen people behaving suspiciously and then put something in their pocket. Here I haven't seen anyone stealing in a store. Maybe because of the security present? 



    Myself I was stopped recently at the door of a supermarket and they didn't want to let me go because I didn't have the invoice. Whole other story though, I had paid with my credit card, the crappy verifone reinitiated when I took the plastic pencil to sign on the screen. When it came back on after about 3 minutes, it didn't acknowledge my payment. I took out my phone and showed on my email that my card was charged (good for Banco Popular to send consumption notifications right on the spot). The cashier said I was correct but that I had to talk to customer service.

    This I did, but they wanted again my card, and follow some procedure. I was in a hurry and said: Im not giving my card, I paid, I showed you and that your systems aren't working well and you have half broken verifones in this store is not my fault. I'm leaving. They said: no way. I took my bags and left. At the door a security guy stopped me, show me your invoice. I told him what had happened (what he knew of course because that's why he stopped me. I said: I'm leaving. He called another security guy. Two security guys stopping the skinny gringo on the exit of the store. I wonder what people thought. The lady that had been behind me at the cash register passed by and told them: he is right, he paid. 

    End of story: they started becoming physical, so I got angry, said: no me toques. Me voy, adios, and went to my car. I vowed not to come back at that store. 


     Yeah I know I could have just cooperated and go through the process of probably manually charging my card and having it on file in case the payment didn't come through, but sometimes I'm fed up with this stuff and act like an idiot.
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    This thread is funny. First time I've ever heard anyone complain
    about a Dominican doing their job.

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