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General Do you ask for collateral before letting people use your phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SemiAntiConductor, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. SemiAntiConductor

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    because I do. So far about 3 strangers asked me to borrow my phone to make a quick call. I dont use a case on my Inc and I know that it only takes one drop to shatter the screen so I ask them for collateral. As you may have guessed nobody puts anything up. Im not the one being a dick IMO. If a stranger borrows your phone and drops it shattering the screen they probably say "oops sorry" and walk away.
     

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  2. UHF3

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    I don't ask for collateral because I wouldn't even consider handing my phone over to a stranger. I certainly would make a call for someone if they needed help though.
     
  3. Terabethia

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    Why in the world would you "ask for collateral"? If a stranger ever asked me to use my phone, I'd just say NO. I wouldn't even take the risk, for all I know they are going to run off with it.

    Now if it were clearly an emergency (missing child, someone hurt, so on) then I'd either make a call for them or allow them to use it. My inanimate object is not more important than a humans life...
     
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  4. howarmat

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    no i wouldnt ask for anything from a friend....its a phone. a stranger i wouldnt let use it probably
     
  5. SemiAntiConductor

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    Sure I let friends use my phone. If they shatter the screen I know where they live so its no big deal. They pay one way or another. But anyway this question was directed towards people you don't really know.
     
  6. ACD168

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    What type of "collateral" were you looking for?
     
  7. SemiAntiConductor

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    Anything really. Wallet, jewelry, sex, ect.
     
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  8. dragonsamus

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    I don't let strangers use my phone.
     
  9. DROIDdidME

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    It's just a phone.
     
  10. Hell no I'm not letting a stranger touch my phone... Unless there's some kind of situation.
     
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  11. SemiAntiConductor

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    So you would be OK with a stranger dropping your Inc and having the screen shatter? You would really say "Its OK sir Ill just get another one".??? :eek:
     
  12. howarmat

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    and if they gave you their TAG and the dropped the phone would you seriously keep their watch?
     
  13. SemiAntiConductor

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    TAG? I think the word you were looking for was identification. Anyway, yes I would keep the watch if that is what they gave me. If they have a problem with it they can try to get the watch back but they would be put down to the ground....
     
  14. TheAlmightyDrew

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    Lmao. I don't even allow my friends to use my phone unless they thoroughly wipe their hands (or preferably wash them) prior to touching it. There is no way I am letting a stranger touch my phone unless it is a hot piece of ass that wants to put her number in it.
     
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  15. howarmat

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    wow that went right over your head :rolleyes:
     
  16. AndroidRider

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    I think he's talking about Tag Heuer, the watch company..

    Here's an idea of there prices..
    Shop Tag Heuer online | Ashford.com
     
  17. Terabethia

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    First... HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

    Second... you really think you can explain your way out of that one to the cops? "Sorry officer, I only kicked his ass because he was trying to take back the watch I stole from him!" :rolleyes:

    Just don't let strangers borrow your phone. Plain and simple. All you gotta do is say a polite "sorry, no". Why would you act like a smart ass just to make a point? No one is going to hand over anything valuable in order to make a 2 minute phone call, so why would you even ask?
     
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  18. SemiAntiConductor

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    Not if I carry around a contract in my pocket and have them sign it...
     
  19. Kilo7

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    LOL...yes its just a phone, but its all the info I have on it, personal numbers of friends of mine..whats if a text comes through while there using it. business email..isn't that the whole reason for having this phone..everything aggregated to this one PDA..Just something to think about.
     
  20. frmovrfnctn

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    what sort of valuable collateral is someone without a phone going to have anyways? seems a little ridiculous to me, either you trust the person or you don't. my mother taught me to be untrusting of strangers, so I'd rather tell the bum to take a hike and get a job
     
  21. SemiAntiConductor

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    Sex.
     
  22. howarmat

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    ah i see the OP got sent packing. i was going to report this as a complete waste and to be locked but someone beat me to it.
     
  23. beenz

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    Your screen is not going to shatter, unless they throw it at the ground. At the most, it will get a scratch or a scuff
     
  24. rctjoe24

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    So you ask strangers for sex? :eek: nasty
     
  25. craighwk

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    I wouldn't give my phone to a stranger unless they needed to call the police for something.
     

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