Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thief Update...

OK so I ran a few errands this evening and popped into Target. Not the same Target I was at yesterday, but whatever. I went to the service desk and explained how I accidentally stole the case of Diet Coke yesterday. Do you remember that episode of Friends when Phoebe's bank kept putting more money in her account and then sent her a football phone when she tried to explain that she owed them money and not the other way around (awesome run on sentence BTW!!)? That was me today. I explained to the woman very clearly what happened. She offered for me to just go get another case. I re-explained that I am not owed a case, rather I owe the store money. She finally said that because I didn't shop at this particular store, they could not help me. Then she said, "I just wouldn't worry about it really." Um, OK. I thought I was being the better person here and trying. But it turns out, Target is not all that worried about me and my $3 worth of stolen soda pop. At least I tried....right?

8 comments:

The Lawyer's Wife said...

That happened to me once at tjmaxx. I put two RL pillowcase sets on the counter and she only charged me for one. I tried to go back and explain it to them and they thought I was from Mars. After forever of me trying to buy something the right way I had to give up and walk away. I swear they thought I was trying to pull a scam. Dude ... I was being honest!!!

pinkpolkadotaa said...

I've done that before! They don't seem to care. Weird.

Kara said...

I always love a Friends reference! I always feel like its good karma when they forget to ring something up.

Linney Shvede said...

I remember doing that at Toys R Us with 3 little kids in the cart - realized it when the kids were in the carseats...for a $3 rattle...C was about 5 and said "mommy you didn't pay for this..." I just told her it was free cause we bought so much, because the thought of taking a 5,3 and 1 year old back in there and dealing with that was insane...kuddos to you for being and honest croc...

Impoverished Preppy said...

Hmmm... after reading through your ordeal at the check out - I'm pretty sure you're owed the free soda for putting up with all that nonsense and not giving the cashier attitude about waiting.

I've never accidentally stolen something... but I did recently contemplate intentionally ringing up my overpriced cherries as reasonably priced grapes in the U-Scan lane.

L.A. Prep said...

Good for you for being the honest person and going to all that trouble!!! You will sleep better at night. Although I feel like Target should be more appreciative.

L.A. Prep said...

Good for you for being the honest person and going to all that trouble!!! You will sleep better at night. Although I feel like Target should be more appreciative.

Preppy Pugs said...

That's so funny. Something similar happened to me one. After shopping & paying I proceeded to the exit. As I went through the the alarms sounded. I stopped looked around, no employee was coming towards me. So I looked for the security person who is usually close to the doors and went up to him. I told him the alarm when off & showed him my bag. He looked at me funny and said, "don't worry about it". Apparently if I was to steal from a particular store, Target would be my first choice.

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