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  1. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Went grocery shopping over the weekend and as I was loading the car, I noticed my daughter had a candle next to her in the cart that she was smelling. I looked at the receipt and I hadn't paid for it.

    I am going in after work to pay for it, but it made me wonder if they would have bum rushed me on the way out if anyone would have noticed.

    I know the cashiers always look at me funny when I have them scan empty juice bottles or string cheese wrappers that she has consumed during the course of the trip.
     
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  2. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    maybe you shouldn't take your kid grocery shopping with you anymore?
     
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  3. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Maybe a few weeks in county lockup would straighten her out.
     
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  4. MTBstud12

    MTBstud12 Monkey

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    Good man! Honesty is a great thing.

    When I was a customer service person at a grocery store back home, if someone came in a situation like yours(and they forgot to pay for somethin) as long as it wasn't pricey, I just let them go and thanked them for their honesty.
     
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  5. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Why didn't you just return the candle as soon as you discovered it?
     
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  6. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    We were trying to decide between 2 different ones. I put one in the cart and thought she had put the other one back.

    A few weeks seems a bit harsh for a first offense. 3 days and a year probation is about right. The candle was $2.65, so it's a minor offense under the age of 8.

    I paid for one, but not both. I didn't check the slip until I was home and my wife bagged the goods. When I saw it sitting there, I thought it had been paid for.
     
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  7. Mr Big

    Mr Big Monkey

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    and if it was pricey?

    excuse me sir, i forgot to pay for this flat screen last week.
     
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  8. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Yeah, Syd has done something similar and I went back in and the customer service lady thought I was crazy and laughed it off. It's not uncommon for us to have open bags of goldfish during our shopping trips either. :D
     
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  9. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    I regularly eat stuff while shopping. I just consider it normal.
     
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  10. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I have open bags of goldfish on my shopping trips, and I'm 26 and shop alone :think:
     
  11. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    Munchies on the go?
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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  13. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Oh, sorry. This made me think you discovered the candle in the parking lot.

    I wouldn't pay for the candle, I'd just give it back.
     
  14. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    No, that's when you show up at checkout line with an empty Oreo package & several Milky Way wrappers, and try not to make eye contact.
     
  15. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    She obviously preferred it over the Cinnamon Bun scent I picked out. It's easier to just stop by and toss a few bucks than to carry the candle in my backpack on my commute.
     
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    If she manages not to shank anyone she'd probably be out in 3 for good behavior.
     
  17. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    ROFL my boss just looked over at my desk. Must contain laughter... :clapping:
     
  18. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    Don't reward her for shoplifting.

    I stole a geode rock when I was 7. I will never forget the punishment and lectures that ensued.

    I have never stolen from a store or person since.

    I do download a TV show now and again...
     
  19. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    It's different if she did it on purpose. It's not like she stuffed it in he shirt or knowingly hid it from view. It was sitting next to her in the cart, it was my fault for not seeing it there when I unloaded it at the register.

    I just thought the idea of security rushing me as soon as I left the store over a candle (they didn't, it was just a funny thought).
     
  20. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    fixed.
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    We had the security idiot call our cashier once because my GF had eaten a caramel from the bulk bin to see if they were any good. It was even funnier since I used to work at the store and knew the cashier.
     
  22. Lex

    Lex Monkey

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    My parents used to have to frisk me before leaving anywhere that sold tools. They would find wrenches, screwdrivers, nuts, bolts, etc. What can I say I love tools. Then and now. Lucky for my wife there's no need for a search anymore.
     
  23. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Next time tell her to go for the high priced goods.
     
  24. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    My mom made me go to the security office in a mall one for taking a quarter out of the change return in a pay phone.

    Although that did nothing to start my juvenile crime spree later in life.