Rampant Theft in Sea Org.

LongTimeGone

Silver Meritorious Patron
I was in the SO at AOSH ANZO and was sent to Flag in 1991 for training.
I paid for my trip myself; return airfare Sydney-Tampa-Sydney.

Whilst on the SHSBC, the Course supervisor at Flag went into my room and stole my passport and return air ticket.
At the time I thought it was only my passport that was missing and I made quite a fuss over it in the course room.
This must have embarrassed him because he returned it.

After 18 months I was banished from Flag and sent home to Sydney because of a previously documented incident.
When I packed my bags I couldn't find the air ticket and I was forced to purchase another ticket - Tampa to Sydney.

I can't imagine why I decided to leave that ethical organisation.
LTG
 

Man de la Mancha

Patron with Honors
In 23 years in the SO the only things I recall being stolen from me were some SO-issued uniform parts that I never wore, like a pea-jacket and and a trenchcoat. They could have been taken any time in the previous two years I had put them in the wardrobe.

Paul

Who the fuck in his right mind would steal these items?
 

Man de la Mancha

Patron with Honors
A fellow Sea Org Member.
Oh, wait, you said "who in their right mind..." :carryon:

I never found the average SO member to be psychotic, but I can't imagine any rational use for these items. On the other hand, there was a a minority contingency of SO members who were intent on upward mobility, and I guess these items may have been useful to such a person.

That's particularly funny to me because I was once called "Sargent Pepper" for wearing the standard black slacks with white long sleeve shirt and button-down piece of fabric on the shoulder... and a cheap black tie. Dressed in Fart's attire I could have gotten comped into the Whiskey!

Long live Sargent Pepper. Medical bong hit. Out.
 

Man de la Mancha

Patron with Honors
You can't think of a rational use for stealing a coat?

What about wearing it when it's chilly?

As I recall SO clothing was not something a person would normally wear in public (unless you are actually SO). I just presumed the overcoat was in the same vein, and I don't even know what the "pea" thing is. I never went on mission or had to wear anything beyond black slacks and white shirt with buttons on the shoulder.
 

Dulloldfart

Squirrel Extraordinaire
As I recall SO clothing was not something a person would normally wear in public (unless you are actually SO). I just presumed the overcoat was in the same vein, and I don't even know what the "pea" thing is. I never went on mission or had to wear anything beyond black slacks and white shirt with buttons on the shoulder.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea_coat:
The term pea coat originated from the Dutch or West Frisian word pijjekker, in which pij referred to the type of cloth used, a coarse kind of twilled blue cloth with a nap on one side.

The swamper (no rank or rating) version had black buttons with anchors on them and looked pretty normal. The Petty Officer version had silver (colour) buttons and looked a bit weird.

The trench coat had no obvious SO-distinguishing features on it at all, just looked like a navy blue trench coat.

Paul
 

Helena Handbasket

Gold Meritorious Patron
Yes, the e-meter can be fooled easily, all thieves know that. Just keep your hands relaxed no matter what you say, and the needle will be floating.
My favourite technique was, when they asked me a security-type question, was to think YES!!! loudly in my head whilst saying No!

Helena
 

Ogsonofgroo

Crusader
Yes, scientology teaches that ANYTHING bad that happens to you is all your own fault due to your own out-ethics. Not only did you "pull it in", the fact that you are not happy about having your stuff stolen proves that you are "PTS to the middle class".

Unless you enjoy being labelled an Ethics Particle and spending time and money repeating the PTS/SP course and getting another Sec Check you will quickly learn that reporting theft is not a good idea. Pretty soon you start to believe it's just physical universe MEST and it doesn't really matter. This attitude makes the cult a criminals paradise!

RIP LadyBird, it was posts like this that made me admire your fortitude and honesty, you will be/are missed already :bigcry:
 

Jump

Operating teatime
RIP LadyBird, it was posts like this that made me admire your fortitude and honesty, you will be/are missed already :bigcry:

Oh dear - so sorry to hear of Ladybird's passing.



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No Man Is An Island

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

John Donne
 
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