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Making a Better Victim: How a National ID Will Help

Proposals for a national ID card cast my memory back eight years to an incident in which I was an unwilling victim of one of the oldest con jobs in the book. While the record store in which I worked was extremely busy, two men approached my cash register to purchase a cheap tape. They were very talkative as I removed the security apparatus, scanned the bar code, and took their money. Just as the cash drawer slid into its locked position, one of them stated, “Hold on. I gave you a twenty, and you gave me change for a five.”

This essay has been published in Just Thinking: Volume I, 10/29/01 –10/21/02 and is available in Confidence Place: The Timshel Arts Store.




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