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Beginning of my life of crime...
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Posted 27 February 2020 - 12:22 PM
I have been leaving the front door open/unlocked, and forgetting to pay for bits of shopping, and leaving my paid for groceries behind at the checkout since before I even had a child...
Posted 27 February 2020 - 12:39 PM
I managed to pay for the wrong fuel at the servo - said the wrong number ( I was having a bit of a day and kids were in school so … ) luckily they figured it out before I left the shop and just voided it and did the correct pump.
Posted 28 February 2020 - 11:57 AM
Anyway, went back and fixed up the mistake, but the cheeky attendant tried to blame me saying I did a runner.
There are some people that try to deliberately pay for somebody elses petrol instead if its cheaper. I had it happen to me and the attendant wanted me to pay for the more expensive amount. Um, NO!!!!!!
Posted 28 February 2020 - 12:46 PM
When DS was about 4 weeks old I took myself out to a cafe. Ordered a lovely brunch, ate it, realised my boobs were leaking everywhere so ducked into the toilet (opposite direction to pay station) to try and clean myself up... and then walked back to my car without paying. Wasn't til I got home I had remembered I still needed to pay, so rang up to do so over phone. The guy didn't even realise I'd not paid. Almost got away with it! From that day on, I became The Honest Criminal.
Posted 28 February 2020 - 02:22 PM
I remember walking out with a onesie from big W when DS was a baby. I had bought a heap of stuff, and I just didn't see it at the bottom of the trolley. I wanted to go back, I felt really bad, but DP just laughed at me.
Another time they checked our pram when ds was really little. Said they had to, because people fill them up with stuff, then pull the cover down and try to walk out with it. Happened last year!
Posted 28 February 2020 - 04:17 PM
When my sister was about 3 years old she shop lifted a very realistic looking toy gun from a Kmart or Target in Adelaide. Was in the early 70’s, no doubt the sort of toy that has long since been banned. They got back to the car & she pulled it out from under her jumper like a true criminal. Mum had a great sense of fun but she was a very honest person & her first thought was to go back and pay. But she wasn’t sure if it was a good idea to walk up to the service counter and pull a gun out of her handbag so she let my sister keep the gun.
Posted 28 February 2020 - 06:31 PM
I paid for several items at Target once, and it was only after I got back to car, and had packed child and items in, that I went to put pram away and discovered bag of nappies hanging, in plain sight, from handle. I forgot. Checkout guy either didn't see them, or didn't want to ask. I didn't go back.
When DD was 1, and DS 4, DS pushed DD and the pram, with a number of unpaid for goods on the top of the hood, out of Target. I don't know how, they disappeared in a split second and then I spent time looking for them. Eventually I went to the person at the door, and said I had lost my 4 y.o. pushing the 1 y.o. in a pram. She said "I saw them leave earlier"... What is she there for exactly? I did find the children (a lovely mother fortunately intercepted DS as he was about to attempt pushing DD and pram up the travelator). Potentially stupidly, I went back to Target and paid for the stuff on the top of the pram that the girl had so happily let them leave with.
Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:38 PM
Went back to Aldi tonight and paid.
I bought another one and just explained what happened and asked him to put it through three times.
Aldi being Aldi, he just did it. Can't even comprehend how hard the same interaction would be at Woolies ...
My conscience is clear!!
Edited by gracie1978, 28 February 2020 - 09:42 PM.
Posted 29 February 2020 - 05:58 AM
When I was at the checkout yesterday, a lady came up to the cashier and advised that someone else had just walked out the exit with a full trolley of groceries, so on the grand scale of things you are probably erring towards the good.
The wine story doesn't pass the sniff test. (a) if he had bought the wine two weeks ago, why hadn't he also forgotten the docket in his backpack? (b) obviously the weight factor, and © why did he need to go into the bottle shop in the first place if he had a spare two week old wine?
Posted 29 February 2020 - 06:21 AM
I once saw a young couple put a heap of T-shirts on their toddler and paid for one small item then existing with pram with the toddler draped in stolen Clothing. The girl at counter had no clue until I told her as I was standing behind them and saw all the tags hanging out!
I once found socks I forgot about in folded hood of pram so went back in to pay as my conscience got to me!
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