Some people cannot help but follow the rules to the exact letter. In most cases, rules serve as a guideline for the proper way of doing things, and rarely anyone questions their fairness or validity.
However, in the age of the internet and technology, we are constantly being exposed to shortcuts and “life hacks” that could make our lives a whole lot easier. There are moments in life when opportunities to take advantage of certain situations arise and are just too good to pass up, despite the moral implications. Even a person with a strong moral compass is prone to giving into a loophole; perhaps just as much as a person who actively seeks them.
The following stories speak of times when real people stumbled upon opportunities to “beat the system.” It may feel sinful to indulge in such loopholes, but it’s certainly interesting to learn all of the different ways people have discovered to exploit the mistakes of a company.
Are these sneaky or strategic? You decide.
#1 I Scam For Ice-Cream
The grocery store messed up and marked all the Tonight Dough Ben and Jerry pints to $1. They didn’t notice for a couple weeks. I ate so much ice cream!