(Closed) SPINOFF: Ever accidentally stolen something?

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Post # 62
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was at a flea market & probably 6 or 7 at the time, I saw a mini-frisbee I really wanted so I took it to show my dad who was getting food. I asked him if I (well, he) could buy it & that it was $2. But he got really mad at me & told me I was stealing! Until he said that, I thought it was fine because I was going to put it back. Then I saw the sign that says “shoplifters will be prosecuted” & I was afraid they would kill me if they knew, so I snuck it back! Ahhh!!

3 years ago I “accidentally” stole a dog. I was walking my dog down the railroad tracks & this shepherd dog was following us. I figured she was lost since no person was around. So I took my dog home (just a block away), took my dog’s leash & re-found the dog. At that point, she was following a homeless looking man who was eating. I thought she was trying to get his food. So I leashed her up (as the man watched silently) & took her home & called the pound to see if anyone was missing their dog. A few minutes later I heard whistling & the dog was really wanting to go to the whistling. So I took the dog for a walk, towards the sound & that homeless man was whistling. I asked him if this was his dog & he said yes. Turns out the dog was that man’s! I apologized & felt horrible :(. But really, if someone is leashing up your dog right in front of you, wouldn’t you say “that’s my dog” or something??

Post # 63
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

bump

I like reading these stories, there’s gotta be more 🙂

Post # 64
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was exchanging a trash can at Target once and I the new on in my cart with the old one and then went about shopping for other things. I put a shirt inside the new trashcan when the lid was off and then put the lid on to make sure it would fit. I browsed for a long time and then went to the exchange line to purchase everything. The woman who helped me was on the older side and lifting the old trashcan over the counter seemed to practically kill her so she just leaned over the counter to scan the new one. I got home before I realized the shirt was still in the new trashcan!

Post # 65
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135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Five or six years ago I was in Sephora, looking at foundation, and was holding two bottles in my hand while comparing them to a third when my phone rang. I had just interviewed for a job and was waiting to hear back if I had gotten it or not, so when I saw that the number calling was the company number, I RAN out of the store to get to a quieter place to answer, completely forgetting that I was holding about $80 worth of makeup in my hand. I answered the call in a quiet hallway near the mall bathrooms, and I got the job! When I hung up…I saw the bottles of foundation in my hand. No alarm, no security, nobody chasing me down…nothing. I walked back in and put the makeup back on the shelf, and was too embarrassed to actually buy anything that day, so I left empty-handed.

Post # 66
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Nothing major, I tend to “steal” pens on occassion. The ones that I use to fill out paperwork or when I ask to borrow someones.

I will take pens home from work, because I have to have one on me at all times. I will put it in my pocket and forget it is there. I threw my scrubs in the dryer once and ink went everywhere. All over my husband’s clothes too. He wasn’t thrilled about it. I have tried everything to scrub the ink off the inside of the dryer, it won’t come off.

I probably have 10 pens from various places in my purse alone….

Post # 67
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I completely walked out of a Macy’s with a dress I was considering.  I realized I was carrying it almost immediately and felt like a moron, went back and bought it then walked back out with it in a bag with a receipt.

 

And I “accidentally” (okay not at all) steal apples all the time from the grocery store.  I go through the u-scan and ring up my organic honey crisp $3.99/lb apples for much less expensive regular old Fuji’s.  I tell myself it’s okay because I shop at this grocery store at least twice a week so they get lots of my money… but I know it’s still wrong.  I just can’t quit the u-scan.

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