Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Wed Dec 27 22:20:49 UTC 2006
On Dec 27, 2006, at 3:42 PM, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-12-27 at 09:06 -0800, Owen DeLong wrote:
>> Savvis wants to retain your ID if they issue a cage-key to you.
> If they (or others) asked you to let them hold $50 cash to cover their
> key/lock replacement costs would you feel more comfortable?
Very much so.
I realize this may not be a universally held preference. I also
realize the trouble in having low-paid security guards, frequently
"outsourced" so they are not even your employees, handling cash from
random people at all hours of the day, night, and weekends. But I'd
much rather lose $50 and argue about getting that back than my
passport. ESPECIALLY since I would only be giving my passport when I
am out of the country.
To open a totally separate can-of-worms, why not take my driver's
license? Easier to replace than a passport and much less trouble
when crossing borders. And before someone says "they don't know what
a DL from $COUNTRY looks like", realize that they really don't know
what a passport looks like either.
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