Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Tale of Two Thefts

Seems I've been a little absent-minded of late...

The other night as I started to cook dinner I couldn't find the bacon. As I was checking the fridge I realised that I didn't remember unpacking it, so I checked the receipt and sure enough it wasn't on there. I figured it must have fallen out of my trolley and made dinner without it.

Late the next day when I picked up my bag to go to the grocery store again (because I'm ridiculously disorganised and tend to shop for dinner one day at a time...) it felt kind of heavy. I fished around in there to see what was weighing it down and I found one kilo of bacon. Whoops! I must have put it straight into my handbag when the lady at the deli handed it to me. I felt even worse when I realised that after almost 24 hours in my handbag it would have to go in the bin.

I went grocery shopping again today (seriously I go every day, I need to do something about that), as I wheeled the pram back to the car I noticed two things. One, Max had fallen asleep in the pram and two, he still had a kinder egg in his hot little hand.



I'd given it to him as we started shopping and said he could hold onto it until we got to the check-out. I was even high fiving myself for coming up with a plan that kept him from asking for every second thing he saw. Turns out he may have been so quiet because he was asleep...

Anyway in that moment I knew what I had to do, I turned the pram around, went back into the shop and paid for the $2 egg. Once is an honest mistake, but two times would have practically made me a career criminal!

Tell me, have you (or your kids) ever inadvertantly stolen something? Did you fess up?





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  1. Hahaha I love this! I haven't done it yet, but I've come close a few times... I'm sure someday I will have a story to tell. ;) Thanks for the giggle. :)

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    1. You're doing better than me then ;)

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  2. I accidentally stole stickers from and office supply store when I was in high school. My friends all went to get our yearly school planners, and I kept dropping the stickers, so I put them in the back pocket of the planner and forgot all about them. I noticed days later and I was too stressed about it to go back.

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    1. Oh no! Did you ever go back to that store?

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  3. It happened to me when I had mushy baby brain. I was absolutely mortified to get home from supermarket shopping to find that I had a couple of unpaid for baby singlets in my baby gear bag. I remembered putting them there so that they did not get dirty in the trolley. Solution - next time I went to the supermarket I took them with me and ran them through the checkout with my groceries. My conscience was then clear to use them.

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    1. Very clever!! I'll have to remember that in case I do it again :)

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  4. You are so sweet! I am sure I have done it, but have not gone back to correct my error!
    I also have done the opposite- Mom brain at self checkout and I have left items on the shelf after paying for them before I bagged them...meaning I had to go back and buy them the day after I realized I left it behind!

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    1. Oh no! I think that might be worse Laurel, I would be so mad at myself if I had to go back and pay for something I'd already bought!

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  5. Haha, I can' believe you put the bacon straight in your bag? That just reeks of premeditation to me :oP

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    1. Lol you know me! Always looking for ways to save money ;)

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