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    Cheap Cream

    Am I the only one to realise that it makes economic sense to drop into Timothy's ($cdn1.83 for a medium regular) and fill the empty beaker with cream, than to go next door to the variety store and purchase a carton of the same cream? Timothy's is, after all, selling me the use of an empty beaker. They don't actually/even serve me coffee.

    I don't consume much cream; just a bit now and then in a speciality soup, or what have you.

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    Re: Cheap Cream

    Let's see: return flight from Amsterdam to Toronto: 250 euro, plus taxes 300 euro ~ $CDN 450
    Local transport to Amsterdam Airport: 10 euro ~ $CDN 15
    Local transport in Toronto ~ $CDN 15
    Medium regular at Timothy's $CDN 1.83
    Total ~ $CDN 481.83
    I think I'll go to the supermarket near my apartment...

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    Re: Cheap Cream

    Who's Timothy ??? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>
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    Re: Cheap Cream

    Can't you guess?

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    His cat ??? <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Cheap Cream

    No, a very much, ex-maple leaf

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    Re: Cheap Cream

    > No, a very much, ex-maple leaf

    No, you are thinking of "Timmys", a.k.a. Tim Hortons.
    This is "Timothys"

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    Re: Cheap Cream

    Ah "YAPCS*"

    *Yet another Posh Coffee Shop

    Well, when I left BC in 1984 Tim's hadn't arrived out west. I suspect there is a thousand or so Timmy's across the street from every Starbucks. Just what the world needs ...

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    Re: Cheap Cream

    Ours is not all that posh; they run out of cream far too frequently.

    So what? Noone else uses a coffee shop cream as a cheap source?

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    Re: Cheap Cream

    >Noone else uses a coffee shop cream as a cheap source?

    So why not start a new thread and call it Cheap Sugar or Cheap Chocco Topping or Cheap Table and Chairs or cheap lavatory paper

    If I put it in that context, would that be right, I honestly don't think that filling up a cup full of cream is in the spirit of the law...just my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Cheap Cream

    I agree with you Jerry, in my book that is called theft. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
    In our area is comes under the "Defrauding the innkeeper" and does get enforced. <img src=/S/cop.gif border=0 alt=cop width=15 height=24>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Cheap Cream

    > in the spirit of the law
    I suspect that the spirit of Ontario Laws would require the proprietor to provide a service (are we chaging Goods & Services tax) rather than just hand over an empty coffee beaker.
    I wrote it, however, in the spirit of economics.
    As far as the law goes, I am more likey to be killed while crossing the road by a scofflaw driver.
    Not that the law seems to care.

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    Re: Cheap Cream

    <hr>it makes economic sense to drop into Timothy's ($cdn1.83 for a medium regular) and fill the empty beaker with cream<hr>
    Jefferson can go into the details of contract law, but I suspect it goes somewhere along the lines of: <UL><LI>Timothy's have 'offered to treat' by displaying a menu item "Medium Regular Coffee, $cdn1.83"<LI>you have agreed to this contract, and you have paid the consideration<LI>you are entitled to depart with the beaker of coffee with an acceptable amount of cream[/list]By walking off with a complete beaker of cream you are in breach of the contract. I am assuming the cream costs more than the equivalent amount of coffee, otherwise you would not be doing this. The remedy would be to pay the cost for a full beaker of cream. It could be argued that you are committing fraud, by obtaining a pecuniary advantage (as we say over here). Morally, you must know that you are entirely in the wrong.

    I suggest you turn yourself in to the police authorities immediately, and offer to pay the full amount you have obtained by deception back to Timothy's. You may get off with a light sentence.

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    Re: Cheap Cream

    My license doesn't cover Ontario. However, if cream has been sitting out on the counter for any period of time, its shelf life may be considerably less than the refrigerated product across the way due to the growth of bacteria and fungi deposited from the air. Mmmmmm.

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    Re: Cheap Cream

    You could give general guidance about the law of contract, perhaps, in your locality!

    The fact that the purveyors don't list "Beaker of yummy cream, $cdn5.00" (say) on their menu must indicate that they are not expecting people to leave with a beaker-full...

    I suspect the additional bacteria do not form part of any contract?

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