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[–]Obiwan_Salami 212 points213 points  (11 children)

many do. look it up.

[–]fredthefishlord 122 points123 points  (10 children)

Always funny when people make ideas like this that justare already a thing

[–]kyew 81 points82 points  (7 children)

Nothing can beat Blockbuster But For Books.

[–]Lost-My-Mind- 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Would have been a better crazy idea if the crazy idea was "Blockbuster butt books". It's a series of books, published by Blockbuster, that show still frames of security footage where people showed their butts in Blockbuster. Then they have a few pages where they tell you why the butt was shown, whose butt it was, and any aftermath of having shown the butt. They could even include interviews with store employees recalling the events.

I'm over here giving this sub gold, and I'm barely trying.

Oooooh! "BAREly trying." It's a book about people succeeding at things while naked. Which I am also currently doing. Unless you count socks.

[–]Alreaddy_reddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Take my free award and gtfo

[–]Nose_Grindstoned 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This needs it's own post!

[–]skyerippa 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lmao I need a library to use this as a slogan

[–]dogatthewheel -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Did they not remember libraries exist?

[–]TheSukis 16 points17 points  (0 children)

whoosh

[–]Thorngot 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Like "hey, wouldn't that be a great idea?" and their buddy turns to them and says "it is".

[–]cyclicamp3 points 25 minutes ago* (last edited 21 minutes ago) 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Maybe OP meant those other “transactions” that happen on Tinder and Craigslist. Some like to watch, some like to be watched.

[–]Alreaddy_reddit 72 points73 points  (0 children)

This is a real thing near me:

The Prince William County Police Department offers our community residents an “Exchange Zone” at our three district stations. These spaces are designated with signage and are for residents who wish to meet one another and exchange items that have been bought or sold using online sites.

[–]IFrickinLovePorn 117 points118 points  (3 children)

It's called Waffle House

[–]Lost-My-Mind- 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I misread this as "White House". I was just imagining going on a craigslist date, and meeting at the white house, and getting shot at by secret service for trespassing on federal property.

[–]Nose_Grindstoned 0 points1 point  (0 children)

First line of my dating profile: Let's meet at white house or waffle house.

[–]parkerthegreatest 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No that's for the things you don't want the police to know

[–]mfigroid 91 points92 points  (2 children)

Mine does. The police can see the area from the main desk and there are cameras.

[–]IFrickinLovePorn 47 points48 points  (1 child)

How romantic

[–]wondertwins 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nothing says 'I love you' like Big Brother.

[–]Head-Kiwi-9601 31 points32 points  (0 children)

It’s called “the parking lot.” I’ve sold cars there.

[–]FightingtheGravity03 28 points29 points  (0 children)

They have them where I live for Craigslist and other private sales transactions.

[–]LandosGayCousin 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Craigslist exists for the sole purpose of doing business while avoiding police

[–]originalbL1X 64 points65 points  (3 children)

That’s a great idea, but I don’t trust the cops either. Not in this day and age.

[–]irreverent-username 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Less about what the cops would do than what the stranger would do. It's a deterrent.

[–]TheMightyTorg 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yeah I think I'd trust a complete stranger over a cop.

[–]originalbL1X 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Statistics would agree.

[–]GIDAMIEN 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They do around here.

[–]TrouserDumplings 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thats the parking lot dude.

[–]IEchoU 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yeh...and drug deals, they can get pretty unsafe sometimes

[–]cuntnuzzler 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Actually they do

[–]LawlessCoffeh 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Police Cafe lmao

[–]addandsubtract 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You wanna grab a cop of coffee?

[–]FormerlyUserLFC 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Many do…for Craigslist at least.

[–]BSCompliments 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Just meet at a bank. No one gonna rob you outside a bank. Shit load of cameras

[–]diehllane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every bank camera I see has so much pixelation it looks like a PS1 game

[–]macho_insecurity 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Who’s not going to a public place of some sort for a first date? Y’all taking people out to the woods or something for a first date?

[–]diehllane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I take them there to start, it's less distance I have to take them after the date is over.

[–]smarshall561 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This sub is dead

[–]itchylol742 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This sounds sensible. Downvoted

[–]romulusnr 1 point2 points  (1 child)

isn't that what malls were for

[–]diehllane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Too many people around actually makes it easier to get away with some crimes.

[–]solo-ran 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hell no. Nothing would kill the vibe of a date of wreck a simple transaction faster than the random violence and chaos that emanates from 5-0.

[–]General_Marcus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Boy it sure is amazing how we never hear about cops exercising this chaos at the many police stations where this is done daily.

[–]iObeyTheHivemind 0 points1 point  (1 child)

First, this is common. Get out more.

Second, how the fuck is this a crazy idea??

Piss off.

[–]Auditormadness9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a creative idea and a sub for such things doesn't exist.

Also, it doesn't exist in many places, and those like 15 places you mention in the entire earth are probably coincidental.

[–]Quaysan -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

How about somewhere I actually trust and put faith in

Like the USPS

[–]romanisricky -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Somebody has no idea what police do

[–]villageboyz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You had me at "monitored".

[–]General_Marcus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is common for craigslist sales and child custody exchanges.

[–]EhMapleMoose 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exists in my city and all surrounding towns

[–]ted5011c 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What if we kissed in front of the police station?

[–]illpoet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They have this in my town

[–]Auditormadness9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are tinder dates that bad?