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Shoplifting For The Holidays

, , , , | Working | December 23, 2017

I’ve gone to a particular cosmetics store to buy something for my mother as a Christmas present; it’s a box set of some sort of cosmetics. The store doesn’t have any bags of their own, to which I say it’s no worry, as I already have a bag with me from a different store after doing some other Christmas shopping. Granted, it does involve taking everything out and back in again, but it doesn’t take long.

I eventually get home, and set the bag to one side.  I think to myself, “It’s just Christmas presents. I’ll wrap them up later.” Later that day, I realise that I have also bought some other items that I am running low on, so I go to the bag to retrieve them. As I rummage through the bag, I feel an object that seems out of place. I take it out the bag and I find it’s a small tube of hand cream from the cosmetics store. Perhaps it had fallen out of the box that I bought, so I open that up to check the contents are all there. They indeed are; in fact, this hand cream is a different scent from the others, and since this item is also not listed on the receipt, this thing obviously should not be on my person right now.

I go back the next day intent on returning the item as I shouldn’t have it in the first place. As it happens, the store manager is working behind one of the tills. As I hand the tube of hand cream back to the other staff member, the manager takes a look at it. They go, “Y’know what, because of your honesty, you can keep it.” They add, “We’ll just write it off,” and hand the tube back to me.

What had appeared to have transpired was that, when I was unloading and reloading my shopping bag, a display that was carrying an assortment of small tubes of hand cream must have somehow gotten knocked, causing one to fall into my shopping bag. Funny enough, as I was explaining this to the manager, two more tubes fell off of it onto the floor that very second.

Thus ends the tale of how I accidentally shoplifted and was allowed to keep the spoils.

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