17 unethical — and sometimes illegal — life hacks people use to get ahead in life
If you could game the system, would you do it?
Users on the question-and-answer website Quora recently shared their "best" unethical life hacks that could score you everything from free Chipotle to major savings at grocery stores.
But be warned: These hacks are uniformly unethical. Some veer into fraud. They should be regarded as informational and for entertainment purposes rather than as actual suggestions. You shouldn't do them. If you do them, you need to take a long, hard look in the mirror.
Keep reading to see the 17 unethical life hacks.
"Buy an appliance that's identical to the one you broke, swap them out, and then return the broken appliance for a refund."
– Jay B.
Take advantage of “grace periods” in ticket-entry car garages.
“Most of these garages will have a grace period so that if you pull in but you didn’t really ‘park,’ you can leave and pay nothing. […]
"Next time you park in one of these garages, grab a ticket like normal and go park. When you’re ready to leave, pull your car close to the entrance, and go push the button to get a fresh entrance ticket, time stamped to that moment (when you’re ready to leave). Then, just go to the exit and put your brand new ticket in the machine or hand it to the person. If you’re within the grace period, you will be charged nothing and you can leave. […]
"Even if you’re a few minutes over, you’re paying for minutes rather than hours or days."
Weigh all of your fruit as apples at the self-checkout station.
Flickr / Michael Verhoef
“Go to a self-checkout and weigh [everything] as apples. If you're worried about getting caught if someone checks, ring up organic [apples] as regular [apples], fuji apples as red delicious, etc. Voila, your grocery bill went down.” – Leigh C.