There is a difference between doing something illegal and something unethical.
Reddit users came up with a list of tricks that will make life easier or help you save money but toe the legal-but-unethical line.
- When you call a customer-service phone line, choose Spanish as your language. Most of those call centers are in the United States, not India, and the waits are shorter. Plus, most of representatives also speak English.
- If you want breakfast, you can probably wander into any Holiday Inn Express or Hampton Inn and get it for free.
- If you want to buy something from Craigslist, email an offensively-low offer from a fake email address, and then, a few hours later, send your real offer from your real email address. The person will be much more likely to accept it.
- Always throw "rock" in a rock-paper-scissors game with friends so that they know you are a "rock" person. Then, the one time it really matters, throw "scissors."
- Buy a cheap ticket to a sporting event or concert. Then, an hour before it starts, go to StubHub to see which good seats are still unsold. Then, just head to those seats instead of your cheap seats.
- If you are calling in a fake sick day at work, say your doctor is a "she." That tiny details makes it seem more legitimate.
- When you go out with friends, say you will not be drinking. They will be more likely to buy you drinks to try to persuade you to start drinking with them.
- At the dentist's or doctor's office, take a photo of the barcode, name and address on a magazine in the waiting room. That will give you the details needed to log in and read the online version of that magazine.
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