Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I Wasn't Kidding, I Really Am A Sinner

I walked into Harmons last night to pick up some powdered sugar (to feed my new addiction, Muddy Buddies) and my prescriptions. I go through the check out line and pay for my goods then I head over to the pharmacy. While waiting in line I realize that I need some band aids so I grab a box to have the pharmacy add it to my "tab".


I stood in line for about 2 years and totally forgot about the band aids, even though they were still in my hand. Without thinking I set the band aids down on the counter when it's my turn to give my arm and leg for my prescriptions (Hence the band aids).


The pharmacist must not have noticed because he didn't ring them up. So when I was done, I grabbed the band aids with the one arm I had left and hopped out of the store. Not even realizing that I totally just stole the band aids.


And yes, I did realize this after I started driving out of the parking lot. Did I turn around to go back and pay for them?


No.


Why? Because it was like double negative degrees outside and the Utah Health Dudes said that we should avoid going outdoors because of the current air quality. Was risking my life worth 3 bucks?


I'm pretty sure I'm worth more than 3 bucks. I'd say 10 at least.


So now I owe Harmons $3.


Anyone have any spare change?

39 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Just pay it the next time you go.

On a different note, Harmons does have a delicious salad bar.

That Gal Kiki said...

Consider it your parting gift.

blueviolet said...

I'd go back. You are a sinner. LOL

Brian Miller said...

you will probably blow their minds if you pay them next time...it might be worth it.

Yaya said...

Haha, been there done that. I've actually gone in the next time I'm there and said 'oh charge me for this, I accidentally took it last time' and the people look at me like 'ooookay'!

The Green Family said...

So I must be a EXTRA SPECIAL SINNER...I wouldn't have turned around and I'd probably wouldn't say anything the next time...just like 'yaya' said...I'm sure they expect stuff like that to happen. It'd be a different story if you INTENTIONALLY stole the band aids...you wouldn't do THAT..or would you?!

Lee said...

I'm telling God.

The Rambler said...

Are you trying to drive the bus to hell?

I kid.

But are you?

Alright...I kid again!

Melissa said...

Haha,, in this weather..its not worth going back! BTW I gave you a blog award on my blog!

ChicagoLady said...

At least you were left with one arm and leg to drive home with. What will you give next time? Maybe have Al go since he still has both arms and legs. (Man my thoughts just got really twisted, and I don't want to scare you. Thank goodness for that backspace key.)

Justine said...

I've done this several times, but not while HOLDING the damn item! LOL! And no, I don't usually go back in either, but that's because I'm lazy... nothing at all to do with air quality.

Justine :o )

KK said...

I did the same thing with a can of beans once! Forgot I was holding them and walked right out of the store.

Chief said...

I need a muddy Buddy!

I swear I wouldn't eat more than one square.. I would just suck on it for hours!

Karin Katherine said...

I don't think I can read your blog anymore. That is just horrific.

Actually, I feel you.
As someone who hasn't left my house in the past week and a half due to the Florida FREEZE going on---I wouldn't have gotten out of that car either. But then again, I'd have never been there in the first place!

Brrrr

Alexis AKA MOM said...

LOL love it, I've sadly done this with gold fish with the boys, give it to them to shut (I mean behave) in the store then walk out with out paying. UGH I feel so bad, especially since Rick works as a loss prevention detective! Can you just imagine if I was stopped at another store by a LP guy ... LOL

Frau said...

Hee hee to hell in a hand basket!! (whatever that means!)

Wifey said...

Ooh. I'm tellin'! I can only imagine the post about you going back to pay for them.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oops! Well you didn't mean to....so I guess you'll have to be extra good and pass along a kindness or two to make up for it!

So what's up with your air?? Crap blowing in from Cali or what??

survivinglifedaily said...

I've done that a couple of times at Wal-Mart...by the time you get to the cashier you are so excited to finally be out of that hell-hole you forget something!

Although if you do feel bad, then you could always pay next time...if you don't forget again!

Sara said...

I think you are going to have to some feet kissing for your wicked ways when you get to Heaven.

foxy said...

You are a bad, bad girl. But you're right, you must be worth at least 10 bucks.

Ummm... those chocolate cinnamon bears up there are creeping me out. They look like they're bleeding when they're broken open. Whassup with that?

Nana said...

SINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That has happened to me once or twice. When I have gone back to pay the sales clerks either act like:

1. Are you a blanking idiot?
2. No, really are you a blanking idiot?
3. It is a total pain in their blank.
4. They call the manager, then they all take your picture because they have never seen an honest person. The manager then does the blanking idiot act.

I would still tell them next time you go in, so you can have that fun experience and of course sleep at night.

Nana said...

I have been catching up on your past posts. Left some comments. It sounds like you had a great Christmas and I am glad you did!!

TMI Tara said...

I totally did something similar at Target just last week! Only it was two belts worth probably $30, so I had to go back. But I wasn't aware of the air quality situation at the moment, so had I been aware, I would have drove off and realized I scored two free belts!

You just HAD to bring up muddy buddies, didn't you! I'm on a serious diet right now and they are like my favorite treats ever! Damn you! DAMN you! ;o)

Hernandez Family said...

I think everybody has done this. It gets worse when you have kids and realize they still have the "headband" you gave them to play with so they don't drive you crazy in the store.

African American Mom said...

I did this once with children's tylenol and a medicine dropper. Long story short--there was a tornado, we were locked down in walmart and after the "coast was clear" they made us all leave and said they could not sell us anything. We were not harmed but my baby had a 102 degree temperature. I needed it!

AmyLK said...

So funny! But i wouldn't have gone back and I don't think I would say anything the next time I'm in the store either.

Pricilla said...

You have just outed yourself as a shoplifter.
Ooooooohaaaaaaahhhh.
The internet police are gonna get ya.

MJW said...

I'm sure you aren't the only one! :) I have done that before too. Ehh who cares :)

Heather@WHMB said...

Hmmm, I'm definitely a sinner. Not at one point during reading this did I think you should go back and pay for them. :)

Booklover1212 said...

Oh, that's happened too. I'd put something in the bottom basket of the baby's stroller and then just walk about the door - AFTER paying for my other items at the register.

Did I go back?

Sometimes.....other times not

Guess that makes me a sinner too!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

otin said...

I would have not gone back just because I hate backtracking! At least a shoplifting charge is foreward movement.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Wait - I'm stuck on band aids that are $3 - were they Hello Kitty band aids? ;)

I must be a sinner too - I wouldn't have gone right back in with it being that cold and your air quality of sludge hanging over your head. Safety first, right?

Kate said...

Hmm I wouldn't have gone back but paying next time could be very amusing to see their faces.

Kate xx

Xazmin said...

Haha...that's awesome. Once we were at Walmart, and the lady in the bakery said the kids could eat their donuts before check out and just tell the lady at the check out how many to ring up. I totally forgot, so I stole 3 donuts for like 4 weeks, because I kept forgetting to mention it everyt time I went in.

But finally I remembered! I wonder if the price of donuts went up in between that time?

Mayhem and Moxie said...

This post confirms that we are indeed destined to be neighbors. Just YESTERDAY I shoved fruit leathers (aka a modern version of the fruit roll-up) into my kids' hands at the grocery store so that they would be quiet while I shopped. Later, right after the checker ran my credit card, I realized that I had stashed the wrappers in my coat pocket.

If you have any doubts about how I reacted, rest assured that it was even worse than what you did. I mentally concluded that I have spent thousands of dollars at this store over the years and my stealing was totally justified.

I am a miserable human being, but at least we can keep one another company in hell.

xoxo

Synergy Girl said...

It's funny what you can walk out with..!! I walked out this Christmas season with some $10 Snowboarding socks. I got to my car and felt really gay because, it wasn't like I bought anything else...I just walked out. Whatever...I did go back in...you know, half the time, when you tell them what you did, they act like they don't even care anyways...I guess God does though...lol...

Megan said...

Damn. You really ARE a sinner. We can't be friends any more.


JUST KIDDING!!!


I wouldn't have gone back either. lol

Blog Buddy said...

Very fascinating look into the human-conscience...this is what binds our souls together! Your is more fun to read about:)