Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Bokononist Thoughts -- Snack Machine Windfall

So, suppose you deposit the requisite amount of money for a single candy bar into a snack machine and said machine erroneously delivers 2 candy bars instead of one. If you then take both candy bars without depositing more money, does such an act constitute theft? It is certainly no different than skimping on the self-scanning checkout devices at The Home Depot. I think that this is karma's way of testing us. I am enabling comments on this one - go.