‘What is debt?’: Rita Panahi mocks woman who doesn’t understand credit debt

Sky News Australia
18 Mar 202407:02

Summary

TLDRThe transcript highlights a woman's lack of financial literacy, leading to a $4,000 credit card debt she mistakenly thought was her credit limit. It also touches on the emotional struggle of cutting ties with loved ones over differing pandemic safety measures, and ends with a humorous account of a thief caught attempting to 'borrow' a tire, who argues indignantly about his actions.

Takeaways

  • 📚 The video critiques the perceived failures of the education system, societal norms, and parental guidance in imparting financial literacy to younger generations.
  • 🤔 It questions the practical knowledge of Gen Z and Millennials, particularly highlighting a story about a young woman's misunderstanding of credit card debt versus credit limit.
  • 💳 The story illustrates the woman's confusion between 'maxing out' a credit card and what constitutes credit debt, leading to a significant financial blunder.
  • 😳 Reflects on the societal and personal consequences of lacking financial education, as the woman unknowingly accumulates $12,500 in credit card debt.
  • 💻 The segment shifts focus to critique behaviors related to health and safety measures during the pandemic, specifically the contentious issue of wearing masks.
  • 🤦‍♀️ A woman expresses her dismay and eventual distancing from a loved one who chose to stop masking, emphasizing the importance she places on community health measures.
  • 😷 The narrative contrasts personal safety measures with broader societal behaviors, suggesting a divide in how individuals approach health guidelines during the pandemic.
  • 🚫 It also touches on the challenges of discerning between satire and reality in public discourse, hinting at the absurdity of some societal responses to health and safety measures.
  • 🔒 The video highlights issues of public theft and the responses of retailers in California, illustrating the extent of the problem with anecdotes of blatant thievery.
  • 🚒 Discusses an encounter between a car owner and a thief, showcasing the brazenness of thieves and the normalization of such acts in certain areas.

Q & A

  • What is the main issue the woman faced with her credit card?

    -The woman misunderstood her credit limit for her credit card as the amount she could spend, leading her to accumulate a $4,000 debt by using her card for various outings and expenses.

  • How did the woman's mother react when she found out about the credit card debt?

    -The woman's mother was concerned and explained that having a high debt was not good, highlighting the difference between the credit limit and the actual debt incurred.

  • What was the woman's initial confusion regarding her credit card?

    -The woman was confused about the terms 'credit', 'debt', and 'credit limit', which led to her mistaking her credit limit for the amount she could spend without consequences.

  • What was the woman's response to her mother's explanation about debt?

    -The woman was initially taken aback and unsure of what to say, as she had not realized the implications of her accumulated debt on the credit card.

  • Why did the woman decide to distance herself from her loved one who stopped masking their family?

    -The woman felt that community care and health precautions were important, and she could not continue a relationship with someone who was no longer taking mitigation efforts, as it made her feel unsafe.

  • How did the woman's loved one justify their decision to stop masking?

    -The loved one provided a three and a half page dissertation defending their choice to stop masking, which the woman found excessive and unhelpful in the situation.

  • What was the woman's reaction to her friends who questioned the logic of continuous masking for children?

    -The woman chose to step away from the relationship, stating that she needed to prioritize her own safety and well-being, and that she could not maintain a relationship with those who disregarded health precautions.

  • What is the situation in California with regards to retail theft as mentioned in the script?

    -The situation in California is described as a 'free-for-all' when it comes to thievery, with retailers increasingly closing up or putting items, including toothpaste, under lock and key due to theft.

  • How did the man in the video react when confronted about trying to steal a tire?

    -The man was indignant and argued that he was not stealing, but rather planning to borrow the tire and return it, showing a lack of understanding or disregard for the property rights of others.

  • What was the outcome of the confrontation between the man and the person who caught him with the tire?

    -The confrontation escalated with the person warning the man that the police were on their way, and the man attempted to justify his actions by claiming he was only borrowing the tire, but ultimately, his actions were not accepted as reasonable or lawful.

Outlines

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💳 Financial Misunderstandings and Generational Gaps

The first paragraph introduces a woman who has been failed by the education system, her parents, and society. It highlights her lack of financial literacy despite being part of the supposedly savvy Gen Z and Millennials. The woman confuses her credit limit with her debt, having maxed out her credit card to $4,000 and mistakenly believing it to be a positive thing. Her mother corrects her misunderstanding, explaining the concept of debt and its negative implications. The narrative also touches on the broader issue of generational gaps and the challenges of navigating relationships when there are differences in values and understandings, particularly in the context of health and safety measures during a pandemic.

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🛒 Retail Thievery and Entitlement in California

The second paragraph discusses the rampant issue of theft in California, where retailers are increasingly resorting to extreme measures like locking up even basic items. It narrates an incident where a man attempts to steal a tire, but when confronted, he displays indignation and argues that he was only planning to borrow it. The interaction underscores the sense of entitlement among some thieves and the challenges faced by individuals trying to protect their property. The man's attempt to justify his actions and the subsequent confrontation illustrate the tension and absurdity of such situations.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Financial Literacy

Financial literacy refers to the ability to understand and effectively use various financial skills, including personal financial management and the ability to make informed and effective decisions relating to one's finances. In the video, the lack of financial literacy is highlighted by the woman who confuses her credit limit with debt, leading to maxing out her credit card without understanding the implications.

💡Credit Card

A credit card is a payment card issued to users to enable them to borrow funds from the card issuer up to a certain limit. It is a tool that can be used responsibly to make purchases or borrow money, but it can also lead to financial problems if not managed properly. In the context of the video, the woman misuses her credit card, leading to significant debt.

💡Credit Limit

A credit limit is the maximum amount of money that can be borrowed on a credit card or loan. It is set by the financial institution based on the borrower's creditworthiness. Understanding one's credit limit is crucial for avoiding debt and managing finances effectively. In the video, the woman confuses her credit limit with the amount of debt she has accumulated.

💡Debt

Debt is a financial obligation or liability that arises from purchasing goods or services on credit. It represents the amount of money that is owed and typically needs to be repaid with interest. In the video, the woman's misunderstanding of her credit card's credit limit led to her incurring significant debt.

💡Society

Society refers to a group of individuals who share a common culture, values, and institutions. In the video, the woman's story is presented as an example of societal failures, particularly in the areas of education and the support provided by institutions like family.

💡Gen Z and Millennials

Gen Z and Millennials are demographic cohorts, typically referring to individuals born from the mid-1990s to the early 2010s. The video implies that while these generations may be savvy with social issues, their financial literacy may be lacking, as exemplified by the woman's financial mismanagement.

💡Masks

Masks are used in the context of the video to refer to personal protective equipment that has become common during the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of masks is a point of contention, with some individuals choosing not to wear them, leading to disagreements and strained relationships.

💡Health and Safety

Health and safety refer to the prevention of harm, mishap, or disease to oneself or others. In the video, the woman prioritizes health and safety by advocating for mask-wearing and expressing concern when her loved ones do not follow these practices.

💡Thievery

Thievery is the act of stealing. In the video, thievery is discussed in the context of retail crime, where individuals steal items such as tires, highlighting the security measures that stores are forced to take.

💡Entitlement

Entitlement refers to the belief that one has an inherent right to certain privileges or treatment. In the video, the term is used to describe the attitude of a thief who feels indignant when confronted about his actions, as if he is entitled to take what he wants.

💡Personal Responsibility

Personal responsibility refers to the obligation of an individual to act in a manner that is accountable to oneself and others. In the video, the woman decides to prioritize her personal well-being and safety by distancing herself from a relationship that makes her feel unsafe.

Highlights

Woman's confusion between credit limit and debt.

Maxing out a credit card to $4,000 and mistaking it for a positive thing.

The revelation of $4,000 debt and the mother's explanation.

The woman's realization and confusion about the concept of debt.

The discussion on the prevalence of mask-wearing and differing opinions on safety measures.

The woman's conflict with a loved one over mask-wearing and health concerns.

The emotional struggle of choosing personal safety over a cherished relationship.

The decision to distance oneself from loved ones due to contrasting views on health safety.

The reflection on the difficulty of maintaining relationships during times of health crises.

The anecdote about the changing retail landscape in California due to theft.

The confrontation with a thief attempting to steal a tire.

The thief's audacious claim that he was only borrowing the tire.

The humorous exchange where the thief tries to justify his actions.

The thief's attempt to divert attention and escape the situation.

The clear communication that stealing is not acceptable, even in a crisis.

The thief's admission of his intentions to borrow and return the tire.

The resolution of the conflict with the thief's agreement to return the tire.

Transcripts

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now to a woman who has been failed by

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the education system her parents Society

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we keep hearing about how smart and

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Savvy gen Zed and Millennials are sure

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they can name 40 pronouns but how is

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their financial literacy how are they

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with the simplest tasks watch this and

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try to work out whether she's for real

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or trolling us with my credit card I Max

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it out to 4,000 um what do you mean you

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Max it out Max it out or Max it out Ma

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so my Max I got confused with the credit

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debt and credit limit so my parents got

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me a credit card and I ended up getting

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a max credit limit of $8,000 so I could

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spend up to $8,000 that's what that

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means

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right so I I would use it and I would

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take my boyfriend we would we would just

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started dating we would go out is 12,5

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00 on it now yeah well when I looked at

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it last yeah um me and my boyfriend me

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and my friends we would go out and I

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like oh I'll pay for everybody I got it

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I'll I'll spend the money don't worry

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about it it's just a credit card so I

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would I would pay and pay and pay and

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pay and then I called my mom one day and

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I wanted her to be proud of me so it's

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just like hey I've got $4,000 credit on

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my credit card and she's like credit

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limit or credit debt I was like what's

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debt and she's like oh that's bad I'm

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like oh oh really okay um so it's $4,000

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debt then she's like that's bad why did

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you do that I'm like I thought that was

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good she's like no your credit limit at

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the time was uh it was 8,000 so I was

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like okay well the credit limit's 8,000

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that's good right and she's like yes but

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you were $4,000 in

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debt I I don't know what to say really

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what is debt okay now Co broke many

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brains uh you see these folks even now

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wearing masks Outdoors wearing masks in

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cars by themselves in their own car they

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smell of hand sanitizer you can smell

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them coming and they like to scold their

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friends and family check out this woman

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a few weeks ago I found out that the

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person that I love most in this world is

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no longer masking their entire family

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including four small children have

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stopped

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masking in and yesterday I text her and

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I said hey I I can't get past the fact

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that you all are no longer masking

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like with everything that's happening in

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the world right now with Co with RSV

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with measles with everything that's

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coming back not masking is wild Behavior

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to me like I Community Care is important

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to me I need to know that the people in

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my life care about their health and the

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health of the people around

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them to which I received a three and 1

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half page

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disertation justifying their

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behavior I wouldn't need three pages are

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limited to three words get stuffed loser

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but let's hear more from this woman who

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responds to her friends who have told

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her it's not logical to keep little kids

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masked

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forever my personal favorite was um

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paraphrased You couldn't possibly

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understand because you don't have

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kids it's illogical

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to expect children to continue masking

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and stay in lock

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down so I responded and I said you know

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as I already stated it's your choice to

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make I'm sure you will do everything you

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can to keep your family

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safe the best thing for me right now is

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to take a step away from this

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relationship I love you all but I have

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to take care of myself first and

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foremost I hope you

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understand and she say sure I can't

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force you to

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stay and I'm telling you this because I

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know I'm not the only one out here who

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is dealing

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with struggling with people in their

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lives that they care about very much

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that are no longer taking mitigation

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efforts I can't have people in my life

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that make me feel unsafe and they live

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on the other coast but that's not the

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point the point is if I had the option

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to be around them right now I couldn't

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because I wouldn't feel safe and that

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means something to

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me it's becoming impossible to figure

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out what is real and what is satire

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remember she started that rant by saying

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that this person is the person she cares

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about most in the world and she's

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choosing to cut her out of her life

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because she's not masking her little

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kids on the other side of the country my

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God now to California where it is a

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freefor all when it comes to thievery

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watch this and you soon realize why an

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increasing number of retailers are

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closing up or putting everything

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including toothpaste under lock and

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key y get bored

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huh this bro activities right

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here

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I don't understand why what why didn't

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you come with a mask hey

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you talking about entitled thieves check

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out this dude and how indignant he is

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about being confronted about his

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thievery how dare Caro object to him

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trying to steal his tires he was only

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going to borrow them how's it going sir

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what are you doing taking a tire you're

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taking my tire yes sir sir is that what

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you're doing yes sir is that right yes

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sir and why is that cuz uh my tire is

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gone your tire is gone so you going to

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just take other people's Tire uh

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something like that I don't think you're

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going to take it I'll tell you that

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right now why is that I'll tell you

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you're not going to take it why is that

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so you're pick it up and you're going to

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hold it yeah okay yeah all right that's

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no problem you don't people you don't do

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that to people's car okay okay you don't

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do that to people's car so I I just want

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to let you know I just want to let you

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know that I have police coming on the

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way all right cool people don't do that

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go to other people's car and just take

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it you me and trying to distract me from

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getting away sir you know I'm just

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telling you people people up like that

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I'm just telling you that right now you

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see this yeah I got cops coming right

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now I don't think you get far but go

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ahead well yeah dude that's why I

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brought my truck here okay yeah if I

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wanted to just steal your tire put it in

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the shopping cart yeah I think you just

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tried that though right I'm not trying

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to steal your tire you're not trying to

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steal my tire okay I was going to take

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my rim off my truck and put it on your

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truck sure borrow it and then bring it

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back oh okay that's what it is is huh

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that's that's what it is okay okay