Dec 19-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: December: Dec 19-09
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Photos by Katriina Hopper
Honor System    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Katriina Hopper

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 01:58 pm:

Katriina Hopper and her hubby, Jon (Pasty Central's System Admin), recently made a visit here to the Keweenaw and in their travels found Christmas trees for sale in Lake Linden. Now, that's not unusual in itself, but this tree yard is unattended, so to buy your tree, you're on the honor system. Pick out your tree and just deposit your $20 in the slot. It can't be much simpler than that!

It's a unique way to buy and sell anything, that's for sure. Somehow, I'm thinking that it's not a system you'll see in too many places.

By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 09:06 am:

Good Morning. It's 8:05 here in Milwaukee

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 02:03 pm:

probably not many places, but then again, it is surprising how honest the majority of people are.

I've left my windows down in Milwaukee with a lot of stuff in the car and figured it will all be gone, even the car, but nothing touched. could have been my lucky day though

By Jodie (Jodiehagan) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 02:20 pm:

There are farmers here in Oregon who have an honor system for their raw milk products, meat and vegetables they sell at the farm, and the system includes a credit card machine!

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 02:23 pm:

We buy our egg's at a road side farm, it has the honor system, for at lest 12 years now. Your right David there are a lot of honest people out there.

By Deb L. (Lakegirl) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 02:40 pm:

That is what we are getting today, our christmas tree. Its snowing here and it should be fun because we get to cut it ourselves. Puts you in a festive mood!!

The honor system, I use to question the person who did this. To me that is a lot faith in your fellow man or just plain stupid. Over the years I have learned that you can't always be ever where and most people are honest. There are several small pottery studios, farm stands, and I've even seen a rummage sale done this way. Interesting way to get rid of your things. I don't know if I could do that, you put so much time and effort into it, I guess I would take it personally if someone just took it without regard, I quess you need to be able to disengage yourself. Thats sometimes a tough thing to do, I give people a lot of credit if they can do that.

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 02:47 pm:

Is this at the Sugar Shack? Leonard Gregoire used to make alot of maple syrup back in the day! He's a pretty great guy!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 03:59 pm:

Wow...that kind of trust is very refreshing. If someone did that in SE Michigan, all of the trees would be gone in about 30 seconds along with the money, the signs and the lights.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 04:20 pm:

Occasionly you'll find a farm roadside stand in the summer that's "honorable". Usuallly sweet corn stand. I still think most people are honest when you come right down to it.

By Mike (Upboundeh) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 05:24 pm:

Its just nice to see that...:)

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 06:04 pm:

Love it! Also like their patriotic symbol in the window. If that doesn't make a person honest, nothing will!:)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 06:06 pm:

I enjoy photos having 2 do with Christmas. Boy, $20 4 a Christmas tree? Wish they were only that much where I live.

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 10:42 pm:

We have ONE Christmas tree farm near us that uses the honor system. They have 2 types of trees, $15 for one type, $20 for the other; cut your own tree with their saw, then "If nobody is here, put the money under the bucket." I go back every year because I love their trees and I love their system. This is in GA.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 12:43 am:

Oops! I was thinking of Christmas trees already cut.

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Monday, December 21, 2009 - 08:31 am:

I recall a story from the 70's when the New York City garbage workers were on strike. Not sure if it's true or not. In any case, no one could get rid of their garbage. So one enterprising person put theirs in a box, wrapped it in festive paper and a bow, and left it sitting on the front seat of their car with the window open. Came back a short time later and the box was gone!

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