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#1 gracie1978

Posted 25 February 2020 - 09:53 PM

Today was my first time out on my own today with the twins, even managed a successful Aldi shop!

Then... When I got home I realised I'd accidentally shoplifted a little impulse purchase, two tiny desserts in glass.

Ugggh, I'll pay for them when I next go in.  So close to nailing twin parenting ;)

#2 Dianalynch

Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:02 PM

Stolen delicacies, so much more delicious than the bought n paid for legal kind.

#3 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:03 PM

Haha you wouldn't be the first mum to do something crazy in your sleep deprived state.  Ive done some shockers, like left the house unlocked.

Glad it otherwise went well.

#4 Murderino

Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:05 PM

My mum’s youngest was 15 when she started hers!

We used to have Kmart and Coles in one shop. We started in Kmart and she grabbed new dog leads and put them on the child seat of the trolley. As we moved on into getting groceries she put her handbag on them (where she usually put it).

Unpacking at the car she realised and took them back in to pay!



#5 EsmeLennox

Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:08 PM

Don’t sweat it, I accidentally stole an eggplant the other day. I wish it had been desserts.

#6 kadoodle

Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:10 PM

I made it halfway home before I realised that the toddler in her stroller was unusually quiet. It turned out she had grabbed a chocolate frog at the checkout without me noticing and was happily chewing it through the wrapper. I was buggered if I was going to walk the 2km back to Springvale Safeway to pay for a 50c frog, though, so this began my life of crime.

#7 Jamelex

Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:12 PM

I remember grabbing a choc once and put it near my bag as I planned to eat it after going through the checkout. Paid, then realised not for the choc as it slipped in the side of my bag. Luckily I was still just outside coles and went back to pay for that too.

#8 MooGuru

Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:12 PM

I'm sure I've told this here before but I had a very,  very embarrassed father come back into the store I worked at pushing his toddler in a pram.

The kid had smuggled multiple copies of Good Parenting magazine into the pram without him realising.

He was mortified. We were in stitches. Of all the things for a kid to steal....

#9 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:15 PM

Been there, done that.

I got out to the car to load up and look in the pram and we had several items that I hadn’t paid for but what got me was the checkout person had a chat about what my kid was wearing, so she looked in the pram and had to see that stuff but said nothing. I figured they couldn’t be too worried and didn’t go back.

So hey at least you plan to pay :lol:

#10 Lime-Polka-Dot

Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:23 PM

View PostBacktoschoolchef, on 25 February 2020 - 10:03 PM, said:

Haha you wouldn't be the first mum to do something crazy in your sleep deprived state.  Ive done some shockers, like left the house unlocked.

Glad it otherwise went well.

When DD was a baby I put her and everything into the car and happened to look down as I started the car and only then realised I was not wearing any shoes.

I once put something on top of the pram hood at big W, then later folded it back and didn't realise the item was there until after I'd left the shop.

#11 (feral)epg

Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:44 PM

I found a stowaway cucumber under my shopping bags last week.

I didn't go back to pay for it.

I'm going to burn in hell.

(I didn't even have any children with me, just too many shopping bags)

Edited by (feral)epg, 25 February 2020 - 10:45 PM.


#12 CallMeFeral

Posted 25 February 2020 - 10:48 PM

View PostMooGuru, on 25 February 2020 - 10:12 PM, said:

I'm sure I've told this here before but I had a very,  very embarrassed father come back into the store I worked at pushing his toddler in a pram.

The kid had smuggled multiple copies of Good Parenting magazine into the pram without him realising.

He was mortified. We were in stitches. Of all the things for a kid to steal....

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

That kid has nailed irony really early. Or passive aggression, I'm not sure...

#13 Ellie bean

Posted 25 February 2020 - 11:27 PM

I accidentally failed to pay for something at Kmart once, I realised when I was emptying the trolley after wrangling 2 screaming babies into the car. I was at the end of my tether and just didn’t have it in me to unload 2 babies and go back in, it was a cheap item and I was spending a fortune at Kmart at the time so yeah I did keep it (cheap item) so you e done better than me Gracie!

#14 BECZ

Posted 26 February 2020 - 01:00 AM

View PostLime-Polka-Dot, on 25 February 2020 - 10:23 PM, said:


I once put something on top of the pram hood at big W, then later folded it back and didn't realise the item was there until after I'd left the shop.

I did this once with a Thermos.  One of my kids pushed the hood back and I then dumped a woollen doona on top of the hood as I was buying two doonas and my two older kids were too small to help me carry them while I pushed the pram. DF was involved in a car accident on his way to pick us up and I didn’t notice the Thermos until I packed the stuff in the car over an hour later and Myer were closed by then.  
I didn’t sleep well that night, so went back and fixed things up the next day.  Damn you consience!

#15 Fizgig

Posted 26 February 2020 - 01:03 AM

When DD1 was a baby I was unloading the trolley into the car and discovered an unpaid item. Shopping was such a hard task that I didn’t have it in me to go back into the shop to pay for an item worth less than two dollars.

Just last week I bought a toy from target. It scanned up at a price significantly less than the shelf price. I did not raise the issue and am seriously considering going back for a couple more.

#16 BECZ

Posted 26 February 2020 - 01:11 AM

View PostFizgig, on 26 February 2020 - 01:03 AM, said:


Just last week I bought a toy from target. It scanned up at a price significantly less than the shelf price. I did not raise the issue and am seriously considering going back for a couple more.

That’s ok.  It’s either they didn’t change the ticket to the reduced price or it was their stuff up!


#17 Caribou

Posted 26 February 2020 - 04:24 AM

I went shopping with DD once. I hadn’t planned to buy anything. It was more a pasting of time thing. I walked out of a shop got about five mins away from the shop before realising I’d just walked out with a backpack I’d completely forgotten to pay for. Walked straight back in and went to self serve and paid for it (though I didn’t actually want it). I was just mortified I got out of a store without paying for what I’d consider a decent sized item. It wasn’t hidden either.

#18 Ozquoll

Posted 26 February 2020 - 06:42 AM

My grocery crime story is embarrassingly bourgeois - I forgot to tell the checkout guy the spinach leaves were the expensive organic ones, not the regular sort, so he put them through at the lower price 🤭. Perhaps next time I shall do something *really* naughty like taking the stems off the truss tomatoes and trying to pass them off as cheaper field tomatoes 😜😅😅

#19 spr_maiden

Posted 26 February 2020 - 06:52 AM

The worst one I've done was only a couple of years ago so can't even blame babies making me sleep deprived.
I 100% forgot to pay for petrol. Just drove off like nothing was amiss. I realised about an hour later,  and panicked. Called the petrol station "I'm so sorry,  I don't know what happened,  I'm coming back now!!"
Luckily,  I realised when I did because the station has a policy of reporting to police every 2 hours all the fuel thefts. They happen all day long!
The attendant was really nice about it, I was deeply embarrassed. I would have peed my pants if an officer knocked on my door to collect lol.

#20 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 26 February 2020 - 07:56 AM

View PostEsmeLennox, on 25 February 2020 - 10:08 PM, said:

Don’t sweat it, I accidentally stole an eggplant the other day. I wish it had been desserts.
:rofl:

View PostOzquoll, on 26 February 2020 - 06:42 AM, said:

My grocery crime story is embarrassingly bourgeois - I forgot to tell the checkout guy the spinach leaves were the expensive organic ones, not the regular sort, so he put them through at the lower price . Perhaps next time I shall do something *really* naughty like taking the stems off the truss tomatoes and trying to pass them off as cheaper field tomatoes


Oddly enough truss tomatoes are cheaper here??

#21 Ozquoll

Posted 26 February 2020 - 08:24 AM

^^^
Very odd - they are a couple of dollars a kilo dearer here!

#22 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 26 February 2020 - 08:26 AM

View PostBacktoschoolchef, on 26 February 2020 - 07:56 AM, said:

:rofl:




Oddly enough truss tomatoes are cheaper here??

Same here.

They are the ones often on sale too.

#23 seayork2002

Posted 26 February 2020 - 08:35 AM

I accidently (a genuine accident) walked out with a bath mat as I hung it off my arm and forgot at the checkouts. I saw it as I was leaving so easy to sort

I could not think of anything more boring to pinch!

#24 Romeo Void

Posted 26 February 2020 - 08:37 AM

View Postspr_maiden, on 26 February 2020 - 06:52 AM, said:

The worst one I've done was only a couple of years ago so can't even blame babies making me sleep deprived.
I 100% forgot to pay for petrol. Just drove off like nothing was amiss. I realised about an hour later,  and panicked. Called the petrol station "I'm so sorry,  I don't know what happened,  I'm coming back now!!"
Luckily,  I realised when I did because the station has a policy of reporting to police every 2 hours all the fuel thefts. They happen all day long!
The attendant was really nice about it, I was deeply embarrassed. I would have peed my pants if an officer knocked on my door to collect lol.
The police just send you a text message.  Ask me how I know LOL...

Edited by Romeo Void, 26 February 2020 - 08:37 AM.


#25 seayork2002

Posted 26 February 2020 - 08:55 AM

Not exactly related but I go to 2 cafes regularly one where you pay and order and one where you order than pay at the end

Then we go to random cafes

I feel like warning them at the beginning if we walk off with not paying we will remember and come back it is not intentional!




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