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{ Sorry ... } Sharers will be charged full price.

[Elias Brothers]

Buffet-style meals at restaurants often come with this blanket disclaimer. Warnings like this probably create more low-grade criminals than they prevent. I consider seeing this sign at an Elias Bros. during my high school years to be an important part of my social and fiscal education, surpassing the value of math class in its entirety. Quickly snapped at anyone scamming a sausage link or three on the sly from another’s plate. More recently, the phrase has been expanded to any type of “sharing” between two parties.

“Hey, do you have a pen I can borrow?”
“Sorry . . . sharers will be charged full price.”

Jeff Stendec (February 9, 1994)

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