Re: Shad Shrink-wrapping Shenanigans.
I've never had that sort of thing happen. I have gotten "the other person did this" or "the last time I was in" type of garbage in retail many, many times.
One of the many, many reasons I got out of retail a long time ago.
I think the closest was when I worked at a hardware store and people would bring in keys that were clearly stamped "do not duplicate" and they would try talking us into doing it anyway.
It's possible other people doing the key cutting paid no attention to the original key.
Rimmer, on what period of history to live in-
“Well, It’d be the 19th century for me, one of Napoleon’s marshals.
The chance to march across Europe with the greatest general of all time and kill Belgians” - (White Hole).