Well, I did it. I confessed my life of crime and was pardoned…
…by the Babies-R-Us check out ladies anyhow.
You know when you’ve been shopping for so long that your eyes begin to glaze over? For me, these experiences are usually followed by a mild headache and slight dehydration.
Well, last week I was researching food storage for future baby food
experiments projects. There must be an agenda to profit from prepackaged baby food ’cause the food storage selection was pretty bleak. So, rather than leaving, what else was I to do but look at ALLLLLL the other baby clothes, gear and friends’ registries?
First of all, I think I’ll be headed the route of consignment shops versus retail stores when it comes time to expand Bennett’s wardrobe. Why pay full price when someone else’s baby only fit that awesome outfit for, like, five minutes? It’s practically new!
Upon finding a registry gift, I headed to the check out and grabbed a bottle of water while I waited in line. (See? Dehydration!) After handing over my coupon, being rung up, leaving the store and already having the trunk of the van open, it dawned on me that the bottle of water was still sitting in the stroller cubby, completely unpaid for.
Yes. I am the most baby-brained thief.
What did I do?
Well, (*gasp!*) I drove off. Don’t judge me! Bennett needed to eat!
Today was redemption day. I had time to grab another purchase I had been meaning to make. While checking out, I told the cashiers to ring up a bottle of water for me because “I stole one last week.”
I do believe I startled them. After explaining myself though, they certainly understood. We’re like BFF’s now.
With all the preggo and baby-brained ladies getting lost in that warehouse of a store, it’s no wonder more items don’t go unpaid for as they’re left hidden all the extra space that we require (the bellies, the strollers, the boobs, etc.).
So glad my conscience is cleared!
Have you ever absent-mindedly stolen anything?