Our Brush With Shoplifting « Shoot Me Now

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Our Brush With Shoplifting
Published on Monday, March 9, 2009 by

Yes, you heard right, we shoplifted.  But not on purpose, really! 

This weekend we went to Sports Authority to get running shoes for one of my boys.  He began to dig through a clearance bin of unmatched socks, which is when I realized he had forgotten his.  Should I expect anything less?

He was going to use the socks in the bin while he tried on the shoes.  At first I said no, but then I mumbled, “Oh ok, try them on – but we aren’t going to buy the socks.” 

A short while later we purchased our shoes and drove to the grocery store.  Do you see this coming?  I then noticed he still had the socks on! 

The conversation follows: 

“Oh no! You have the socks on!”

“But you said we weren’t going to pay for them!” 

“What!!? I didn’t mean steal them!  I meant we just weren’t going to buy them!”

“But you said….!” 

“Wait… hold on.  Did you honestly think I was telling you to steal something?”

“Ummm, well yea….” 

(Hitting my hand on my forehead…) DOH! 

I am still completely baffled at the thought that my boy would assume I was telling him to take the socks.  We go to church, they go to Catholic school – we have M-O-R-A-L-S in the house.  And that he would blindly follow orders…?  We are working on that one! 

So back to the store… mind you, the socks are already filthy.  I explained we had walked out with the socks on his feet by accident.  No big deal of course – and do you know how much the (Nike!) socks were?   Ninety-Nine Cents.  Yup!  Just goes to show you, it is best to be honest. 

Did I mention the part I’m working on?  My son following through on the heist?  (Hitting my hand on my forehead again…)

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  • Tam

    I walked out of 7-11 with a slurpy one time… I was so embarrassed! But I went back in and paid – I wonder how many people really do that on purpose… and don’t pay!

  • Christy

    I would have gone back to the store too!

  • Oh my, that’s a good one

  • ebeezt

    your son will make a fine criminal like me, at first they don’t mean it but once he gets a taste of FREE he will be addicted and it will consume him.
    doesn’t matter if your catholic. when he goes shopping with his friends at age 14+ you wont be able to stop him then.
    good luck!

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