Sticky Fingers: Have you ever shoplifted?

aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
for the sticky fingered out there...

how many of you have ever gotten a 5-finger discount? just wondering what percent of the (eden) population has ever done this, be it when you were 4 years old and didn't really understand, or when you were grown and stole for thrill, necessity, due to peer pressure, or whatever other reason.

private poll, we won't tell!

Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
i have never shoplifted
30  (28%)
i have stolen something before
67  (63%)
umm... grey area?
10  (9%)
Total votes: 107
Poll is closed
05/26/2012
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Ryuson Ryuson
I stole a bead from a craft fair for my boyfriend once. >.>
05/26/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
and just for reference...



05/26/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I stole a bead from a craft fair for my boyfriend once. >.>
oops!
05/26/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
accidentally walked out of the store with a newspaper twice (second time I thought the cashier scanned it, but they did not) but I returned said paper each time. I am known to be a little overzealous with free samples though.
05/26/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
accidentally walked out of the store with a newspaper twice (second time I thought the cashier scanned it, but they did not) but I returned said paper each time. I am known to be a little overzealous with free samples though.
lol.
05/26/2012
Highmaintenancegirl916 Highmaintenancegirl916
i have never shoplifted.
05/26/2012
Envy Envy
I stole a cookie once and ate it at the store when i was little.
05/26/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Highmaintenancegirl916
i have never shoplifted.
good for you!!
05/26/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Envy
I stole a cookie once and ate it at the store when i was little.
that sounds kinda cute. i'd still have grounded you though, if you were my kid.
05/26/2012
js250 js250
I ate a chocolate candy when I was 4. I could not figure out how my parents knew I had some chocolate--Hmmmm....co uld it be they smelled it??!!

From the age of 13 to the age of 15 I did steal my tampons, some food and shampoo, etc. I had no job and needed to care for myself. I am ashamed of it but have learned to forgive myself for circumstances I had no control over.
05/26/2012
Envy Envy
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
that sounds kinda cute. i'd still have grounded you though, if you were my kid.
I would have expected it if i was caught. Mom never knew, though. What happened was the store used to do free samples, and they either stopped or ran out, so i took a cookie out of the display area and ate it.
05/26/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Envy
I would have expected it if i was caught. Mom never knew, though. What happened was the store used to do free samples, and they either stopped or ran out, so i took a cookie out of the display area and ate it.
thats actually pretty funny. i bet you were so cutey cute.
05/26/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I ate a chocolate candy when I was 4. I could not figure out how my parents knew I had some chocolate--Hmmmm....co uld it be they smelled it??!!

From the age of 13 to the age of 15 I did steal my tampons, some food and shampoo, etc. I had no ... More
bless your heart - you did what you had to do to get by.
05/26/2012
Badass Badass
ive stolen food when i fell on hard times..
booze in my youth..
05/26/2012
Peaches2000 Peaches2000
Quote:
Originally posted by aliceinthehole
for the sticky fingered out there...

how many of you have ever gotten a 5-finger discount? just wondering what percent of the (eden) population has ever done this, be it when you were 4 years old and didn't really understand, or when you ... More
I took a jawbreaker when I was six for the local grocery store. Does that count?
05/26/2012
roskat roskat
Never. I'd feel terrible.
05/26/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I think some candy back in the day!
05/26/2012
spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
Never have.
05/26/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Peaches2000
I took a jawbreaker when I was six for the local grocery store. Does that count?
totally counts.
05/26/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
I've stolen candy when I was 7 or 8. It was mostly for fun. A friend would talk to the store owner while I picked up candies/gums they sold for a few cents a piece.
05/26/2012
J5ive J5ive
When I was 12 I stole a flashlight from a store
05/26/2012
minakitten minakitten
I have, a number of times when I was younger. I'm glad I put those sticky finger days behind me and never got in any trouble for it.
05/26/2012
Rossie Rossie
Never, not even for fun.
05/26/2012
Crystal1 Crystal1
Not really on purpose... I once got out Wal-Mart with my multiple bags-o-stuff and found that the little umbrella I was buying had gotten wedged into the side of the cart and was never paid for. I was too lazy to take it back in and pay.
05/26/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I cant believe so many people have. All my family except my sister and I have (one of the reasons i know im adopted whether they admit it or not)
05/26/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
I took candy from the store once when I was little and my mom took me right back inside the store and made me give it back to them and apologize. lol
05/26/2012
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
Oh wait...does taking shampoos from housekeeping carts at hotels apply to this? lol
05/26/2012
Amber1w Amber1w
i have but not on purpose honest, I hate going to the store with one of my boys, they make it so hard for me, so i was trying to get in and out one day with my three yr old, So I got what I need and went to self check outs and started ringing out, well the whole time Ayden just would not stop crying, whining, throwing a fit, and everything else so still flustered I got down an made it to the truck and as I'm putting stuff in the trunk I realized I had walked out with bread, eggs, and milk, Since Ayden was already in the car I left the store with the free items
05/26/2012
Beck Beck
My boys have stole and when I'm loading them in the car. I realize what happened. I take the item back into the store. I feel so guilty. (My boys are 3 and 1, so they don't no stealing is wrong, yet.) I have stole myself before. In my teen years, I stole makeup and clothing. I stopped doing that though. I only believe in stealing for survival, now. If I have no food for my children, I will steal it, but that hasn't happened. So, I haven't stole in years.

My Aunt steals often. She has even got new coats for her sons, on time. All she did was go to the store and had the children pick out their coats. She pull the tags off. And threw the coats in the cart, but made turn one sleeve inside out. She finished shopping for what she could get. And then in the check out told the children to put on their coats. Walked out with brand new jackets.
05/26/2012
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Unique posters: 69