QOTD- Wednesday 25 May

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QOTD- Wednesday 25 May

Did you ever steal anything when you were a kid or as a grown up?

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Internet from a neighboring college for a few weeks!

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Garlic & Wine Seasoning From the Melting Pot. The restaurant that we normally go to was closing, we figured they wouldn't miss it.

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Um, okay I have to admit that I went through a shoplifting phase when I was in high school for a few months. Several of my friends got caught, which gave me the kick in the butt I needed to knock it off. Though I did accidentally steal a wallet from target once because it was when Braden was a baby, and when I got to my car I realized it was still sitting in the cart unpaid for. It was pretty cold, and I did not feel like walking him all the way back into the store, so I figured they would probably be ok. :oops:

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"JackDogg" wrote:

Um, okay I have to admit that I went through a shoplifting phase when I was in high school for a few months. Several of my friends got caught, which gave me the kick in the butt I needed to knock it off. Though I did accidentally steal a wallet from target once because it was when Braden was a baby, and when I got to my car I realized it was still sitting in the cart unpaid for. It was pretty cold, and I did not feel like walking him all the way back into the store, so I figured they would probably be ok. :oops:

This has happened to me a couple times when Joshua would go shopping himself. He really likes to ride in the carts that look like cars in the front. He has taken things at his level while I was shopping. The 1st 2 times I didn't notice until I was loading him and our other bags in the car. I did take the items back b/c even thou he is little I didnt want him to think it was ok to do. The 1st time the clerk thought I had 4 heads as I was trying to take the items back. From now on when he rides in this type of cart I make sure I look to see if he has anything before we check out.

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"JackDogg" wrote:

Um, okay I have to admit that I went through a shoplifting phase when I was in high school for a few months. Several of my friends got caught, which gave me the kick in the butt I needed to knock it off.

I went through a big phase in HS as well. The worst was when we were on a trip to a magical kingdom and my friends and I stole a lot of souvenirs...like over $1,000 between the 4 of us. One of the other students on the trip got caught and that stopped us dead in our tracks. I've never stolen anythinig since!!!!

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I was bad in high school too and i took a couple pairs of sunglasses over the years. Just the cheapie ones, i would take off the tags and put them on my head. Dumb kid i was. Sydney has also picked up on the art of shoplifting..... obviously not on purpose or knowing that she has even done it, but the other day what did she have when we got to the car...... sunglasses :eek: I had intentions of buying them for her and i put all the stuff through and she was holding them and i totally missed/forgot them. We got to the car and they were still in her hand.... oops!! I was shopping with a friend once and her little girl had taken a big goddy fashion ring.... she taught me before having children to always check the cart around them, lol!!

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Lexi hasn't done it at the store but she is bad at garage/yard sales!!! For some reason I quite often get her in the car and she'll have books, little stuffed animals, dolls, etc. I'm trying really hard to get it to stop but don't know how to make her understand that it's the same as being at a store. When we're at the store she likes to put the stuff on the check out so I know nothing gets missed!

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"MrsRiggert" wrote:

Lexi hasn't done it at the store but she is bad at garage/yard sales!!! For some reason I quite often get her in the car and she'll have books, little stuffed animals, dolls, etc. I'm trying really hard to get it to stop but don't know how to make her understand that it's the same as being at a store. When we're at the store she likes to put the stuff on the check out so I know nothing gets missed!

Hehe, yeah, this is why I still make Jenna stay home with DH when I go to yard sales. Having an older child, I still get the benefit of having a yard sale partner Smile

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YIP bad girl here too...I stole HEAPS....it started when I was 12...we went to a big mall in the capital with her mother and I wanted a soft toy but it was $50 (they were super expencive back then) so I took it...my friend liked it so I walked back in and took one for her too...I STILL HAVE IT!!!! :eek:
From then on in I just took what I wanted...Stuff for school (you know the flash stuff everyone else had, that mum wouldnt buy for me) Usually just little things tho that I could fit in my hand or pocket...the soft toys were the biggest...
With the same friend as the soft toys, her mum owned a fish and chip shop and they had a smoke rack...OLD SCHOOL open one (again we are going back 22-23 years) And she would get her mum talking while I swiped a few packs of smokes for us...:rolleyes:

I also stole money from my mums handbag to buy lollies and smokes....She used to leave it hanging on her dinning room table chair...and if I shut the hallway door early in the morning I could get into it without getting caught...She soooo mustve known, I know I would if Zoe was stealling from me...but she never said anything and never got caught...
I also used to steal money from dad too....MAN Im feelign really bad HAHAHA...he used to put all his change at the end of the day under his mattress (this is going back to the days before money cards and people used cash) so he had ALTO...I would do a sweep under his matress when I needed some money for smokes...

WOW what a horrid child I was!!!!!! And to think I wasnt the worst child my parents had HAHAHAHA...

Oh and I used to steal food from our pantry at night...I LOVE FOOD...so I would sneak into the pantry while mum and dad where in there armchairs and steal chocolate biscuits and chocolate and take it to my bedroom so when I went to bed at night, I could eat it all YUM YUM!!!

I stole a few boyfriends too LOL....

I never got caught...probably why I did it...I did grow out of the stealing from shops part but the money from mum and dad, well that was up until I had a job and earnt enough money to keep me going in lollies and smokes...so about 15...Ummmm maybe just the odd $5 here and there to put petrol in dads car when I used it...

Oh nad speakig of dads car...I stole that too a few times HAHAHAHAHA......hmmmmmmmmmmm the things I have to look forward to with my kids aye...and to think I was a good girl compared to the boys father!!!!!!!

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I was always afraid of getting caught so I didn't steal anything when I was younger, but there have been a few times when I have something on the bottom rack of the cart that doesn't get rung up. I'll notice it when I get to the car, but I never go back into the store to pay for it.

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I've never stolen on purpose, but since having children I've left stores with a handfull of small items that didn't get seen under the car seat. I didn't bother going back in the stores. I feel guilty when it happens, but it's never anything huge.

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Well, if we're counting stealing boyfriends...

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"JackDogg" wrote:

Well, if we're counting stealing boyfriends...

ROFL

Do tell!!! Need details.

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In high school i stole lipstick from WalMart a couple of times
I know i took change from Dad's change dish.
One drunken crazy night we stole cigarettes from behind the bar but the bartender was drunk as well so she would have given them to us anyway.

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"PWammy" wrote:

ROFL

Do tell!!! Need details.

Well, DH was kind of a little married when I met him... Neither of us were in a good relationship situation at the time, though.