Monday, April 07, 2008

The 5 finger discount.

Gioia and I went to the grocery store this morning. I had to get only one thing. When we were in the check out she wanted candy but I told her no. Later at Dollar General I noticed she was walking with her hand in her coat. I asked what she had. It was a Rolo Candy she had stolen from the grocery store. So we had a talk about that and how that was stealing. Then we went back to the grocery store and paid for it. *kind of like her Aunt Mel huh?* She was worried and told me NOT to tell them she was stealing, only tell them she was sorry and we would pay for it. HA HA! So thats what we did.

In high school we used to call this getting the 5 finger discount. I knew a guy in school that stole stuff all the time. He got away with it A LOT, then he gets caught one day, stealing a bunch of gloves. What a moron!


Shawn said...

I've been worried about this with Bethany also. When I was 5 or so I remember taking a candy bar because I just thought they were there for us to eat! Good lesson for her, good for you for handling it that way :)

KarenC. said...

The joy of growing up in a small town. When I was young I remember one day the grocer called the house. I was all ears and standing nearby. As the conversation went on I could see my mother becoming very angry. It seems my younger brother had been in the store and had 5-fingered some candy. I remember when she got off the phone she took him down to the store to apologize and pay. I believe he received an old-fashioned butt-kicking also! Taught me a lesson -- I never tried that discount!