Thursday, April 18, 2013

I Stole It

I used to work for a large bookstore. This bookstore had a cafe attached to it. Every day I noticed that people sat down at the cafe and did their school work. When they were done they would just sweep everything back into their backpack. What if they had a store book in that pile? Would anyone notice?

I decided that no, people would not notice. And since I worked there I knew the only books that had security tags on them were books on computers or those with CDs. So I went over to the health section and found a book on yoga. I was going to try it out. I went back to the cafe, opened my backpack, took all my school work out, sat and did some homework, then, when I was ready, I swept all of the books into my backpack and left. Mission Accomplished.

I got home with my newly acquired book and I was excited to read it. I opened it and, basically, the first page said that you should live an honest life, which included specifically, no stealing. Damn. I had failed at yoga before I even started.



Mama’s Losin’ It

9 comments:

  1. Too funny! That's probably what would have happened to me if I had tried! :-)

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  2. That's funny! Hope you returned it!

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  3. What a great way to learn a valuable lesson. Funny!

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  4. LOL! Serves you right. ;) Thanks for the honesty!

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  5. What a great lesson to learn! Thank you for being honest and sharing this post humbly. Just think of how many pens you have walked off with without even realizing it. Even this is stealing.

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  6. The way I see it, you needed to learn the lesson presented to you by that book, and that's why you stole the book in the first place.

    Very zen.

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  7. Fantastic - whether you take the funny or the serious interpretation. Glad I stopped by. :)

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