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10th Feb '18 7:37:53 PM KYCubbie
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* For more than a century, the American outdoor retailer [=L.L.Bean=], founded in 1912, offered a lifetime guarantee on all products it sold—offering refunds even without a purchase receipt. However, in the mid-2010s, certain customers began abusing the policy, returning products bought from third parties (such as yard sales) or effectively turning the policy into a lifetime replacement program. The company announced in February 2018 that returns would only be accepted from one year after purchase, and that proof of purchase would be required for any returns.
4th Jan '18 8:46:44 PM DoctorCooper
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* Go to the NoRealLifeExamplesPlease section [[Wiki/TVTropes on This Very Wiki]] and you will see a lot of examples of why we can't have nice real life examples, especially because of some people just couldn't resist FlameBait. Locked pages often also qualify.

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* Go to the NoRealLifeExamplesPlease Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease section [[Wiki/TVTropes on This Very Wiki]] and you will see a lot of examples of why we can't have nice real life examples, especially because of some people just couldn't resist FlameBait. Locked pages often also qualify.
3rd Jan '18 9:13:06 AM Luigifan
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** It’s not limited to that one.



-->'''Shen''': ...I did ''not'' teach you to disregard the rules of hospitality! I thought I employed better then tavern-brawling thugs!
-->'''Zhan''': Damned cats wanted to pick a fight, sir. One of ours had a bit too much to drink - a young whelp, Azure. They thought they'd beat up one of my men, [[AFatherToHisMen I wasn't havin' it]]. Stinking cats want to [[CatchPhrase mess with the wolf, they'll get the fangs]]!

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-->'''Shen''': ...I did ''not'' teach you to disregard [[SacredHospitality the rules of hospitality! hospitality]]! I thought I employed better then tavern-brawling thugs!
-->'''Zhan''': Damned cats wanted to pick a fight, sir. One of ours had a bit too much to drink - a young whelp, Azure. They thought they'd beat up one of my men, [[AFatherToHisMen I wasn't havin' it]]. Stinking cats want to [[CatchPhrase mess with the wolf, they'll get the fangs]]!



** Bond fights a bad guy in an Italian glass museum in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. There had been a tour through the museum earlier, just to establish [[PricelessMingVase exactly how priceless]] each piece was. It goes like you'd expect.

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** Bond fights a bad guy in an Italian glass museum in ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. There had been a tour through the museum earlier, just to establish [[PricelessMingVase exactly how priceless]] each piece was. [[TrashTheSet It goes like you'd expect.]]



* In ''Film/NationalTreasure'', Creator/NicolasCage has to steal the Declaration of Independence to prevent the villain from getting his mitts on it. Throughout the movie, he treats the document with due respect and at the end of the movie returns it to the authorities, none the worse for wear. There's an awesome scene where he's holding the Declaration, in its frame, and the bad guys break in and seem him just about to get in the elevator. [[TheDragon Shaw]] shoots him in the chest. Luckily, as previously mentioned, [[ChekhovsGun the Declaration is under bulletproof glass]], and Ben gets into the elevator, smirking.

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* In ''Film/NationalTreasure'', Creator/NicolasCage has to steal the Declaration of Independence to prevent the villain from getting his mitts on it. Throughout the movie, he treats the document with due respect and at the end of the movie returns it to the authorities, none the worse for wear. There's an awesome scene where he's holding the Declaration, in its frame, and the bad guys break in and seem see him just about to get in the elevator. [[TheDragon Shaw]] shoots him in the chest. Luckily, as previously mentioned, [[ChekhovsGun the Declaration is under bulletproof glass]], and Ben gets into the elevator, smirking.
25th Dec '17 6:04:23 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* The Website/SomethingAwful forums had the [=OKCupid=] megathread closed down after multiple real-life stalking instances (both online and off) were traced back to users on the thread.
9th Dec '17 9:02:21 AM KYCubbie
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* After the 2015 NHL Draft, where teams openly ''tried'' to lose games to get a better shot at hyped prospect Connor [=McDavid=], the league changed the rules of the lottery to involve three separate lotteries for the top three picks. Two years later, the last-place Colorado Avalanche, who amassed 48 points without even ''trying'' to tank, were screwed over by the process when they dropped to the fourth pick, infuriating fans of the team.

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* After the 2015 NHL [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague NHL]] Draft, where teams openly ''tried'' to lose games to get a better shot at hyped prospect prospects Connor [=McDavid=], [=McDavid=] and Jack Eichel,[[labelnote:Background]]Normally, a given NHL draft will have at most one player viewed as a "can't-miss" superstar. The 2015 draft was rare in having two such players. So far, [=McDavid=] has had the edge over Eichel, though the latter has done very well in the league.[[/labelnote]] the league changed the rules of the lottery to involve three separate lotteries for the top three picks. Two years later, the last-place Colorado Avalanche, who amassed 48 points without even ''trying'' to tank, were screwed over by the process when they dropped to the fourth pick, infuriating fans of the team.



* According to ''Shattered'', a book about the 2016 campaign of UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton, the phrase "''We're not allowed to have nice things''" became a "dark mantra" of the campaign as was continually buffeted by stuff such as the [=FBI=] announcements about e-mail investigations, the Wikileaks dumps, etc.
* Ultra Music Festival, a music festival for ElectronicMusic, implemented an adults-only policy for 2015 onwards after two incidents occurred at the Miami venue in 2014. There was a 21 year old who died of a drug overdose, as well as a security guard getting critically injured after a mob broke a gate and trampled her which resulted in dozens of arrests.
* Depending on your definition of what a "nice thing" entails, the U.S. State Department has decided to ban all Americans to [[BileFascination travel as tourists]] to NorthKorea following the death of [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/06/19/otto-warmbier-dies-days-after-release-from-north-korean-detainment/ Otto Warbier in June of 2017.]] Warbier had been traveling with a tourist group, when he decided to take down a propaganda poster in his hotel room, [[FelonyMisdemeanor a crime that earned him a 15 year hard labor sentence in early 2016.]]

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* According to ''Shattered'', a book about the 2016 campaign of UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton, the phrase "''We're not allowed to have nice things''" became a "dark mantra" of the campaign as it was continually buffeted by stuff such as the [=FBI=] FBI announcements about e-mail investigations, the Wikileaks dumps, etc.
* Ultra Music Festival, a music festival for ElectronicMusic, implemented an adults-only policy for 2015 onwards after two incidents occurred at the Miami venue in 2014. There was a 21 year old 21-year-old who died of a drug overdose, as well as a security guard getting critically injured after a mob broke a gate and trampled her which resulted in dozens of arrests.
* Depending on your definition of what a "nice thing" entails, the U.S. State Department has decided to ban all Americans to [[BileFascination travel as tourists]] to NorthKorea following the death of [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/06/19/otto-warmbier-dies-days-after-release-from-north-korean-detainment/ Otto Warbier Warmbier in June of 2017.]] Warbier Warmbier had been traveling with a tourist group, when he decided to take down a propaganda poster in his hotel room, [[FelonyMisdemeanor a crime that earned him a 15 year 15-year hard labor sentence in early 2016.]]
6th Dec '17 4:24:23 AM jormis29
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* The insurance company Esurance abruptly discontinued their highly popular "Erin Esurance" series of ads in 2010, in part because [[https://priceonomics.com/how-esurance-lost-its-mascot-to-the-internet/ people on the internet wouldn't stop making]] [[Rule34 porn of the character]].

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* The insurance company Esurance abruptly discontinued their highly popular "Erin Esurance" "Advertising/ErinEsurance" series of ads in 2010, in part because [[https://priceonomics.com/how-esurance-lost-its-mascot-to-the-internet/ people on the internet wouldn't stop making]] [[Rule34 porn of the character]].
17th Nov '17 7:04:21 AM Schroeder1174
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* TaylorSwift equates this trope to a rekindled relationship or friendship falling apart due to the friend's betrayal (possibly KanyeWest) in "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things]]".

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* TaylorSwift Music/TaylorSwift equates this trope to a rekindled relationship or friendship falling apart due to the friend's betrayal (possibly KanyeWest) in "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things]]".
17th Nov '17 7:03:48 AM Schroeder1174
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* TaylorSwift equates the tropes to a rekindled relationship or friendship falling apart due to the friend's betrayal (possibly KanyeWest) in "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things]]".

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* TaylorSwift equates the tropes this trope to a rekindled relationship or friendship falling apart due to the friend's betrayal (possibly KanyeWest) in "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things]]".
17th Nov '17 7:02:54 AM Schroeder1174
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17th Nov '17 7:02:11 AM Schroeder1174
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* TaylorSwift equates the tropes to a rekindled relationship or friendship falling apart due to the friend's betrayal (possibly KanyeWest) in "This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things". [[ExactlyWhatItSanOnTheTin

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* TaylorSwift equates the tropes to a rekindled relationship or friendship falling apart due to the friend's betrayal (possibly KanyeWest) in "This "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things". [[ExactlyWhatItSanOnTheTin
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