stealing moments

I have a history of grand larceny.

I stupidly shoplifted when I was a teenager. You know, the stealing on chap stick when you have money in your pocket.

Let’s not even talk about the early 90′s. I was a walking after-school special.

When I was a new mother I learned the horror of lifting the baby out of the shopping cart and finding that I’d inadvertently shoplifted something when it rolled under the car seat, .

One night I realized they hadn’t charged for something at Target and because it was late and they had closed their registers for the nightTHEY WERE RUDE TO ME ABOUT PAYING FOR MY STOLEN ITEM. For real.

I won’t even lie, since I’ve been in in the wheelchair I’ll take things directly IN FRONT OF PEOPLE (like a pen with a fake flower taped to it it to keep you from stealing it) just to see if they’ll let someone in a wheelchair blatantly lift from them.

**NOTE** You can even wave the flower goodbye and they won’t say anything.  SAY SOMETHING!!

This really isn’t just to brag about stealing a sweetener container that looks like Marvin the Martian.

Marvin the Martian

It’s more a post to say that as long as there are people stupid enough to believe that a wheelchair makes me immune to rules I will keep taking advantage of said stupidity.

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Teaching my kids they can 


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5 Responses to stealing moments

  1. Deb Young April 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM #


  2. Tricia April 13, 2012 at 8:41 PM #

    I wanted to add that I’m not proud that I did that, and I have felt guilt about it for a long time. It was the shock that no one said a word to me that has lingered. If I were less worried about living a life of crime, it would make me wonder what else I could pull without getting caught.

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  3. Stephanie April 13, 2012 at 4:21 PM #

    Ditto Dawn – just because you can doesn’t make it right. And just because you’re in a wheelchair and you think people are afraid to confront you about it doesn’t make it right. Stealing is stealing is stealing. Don’t play the handicapped card here. It doesn’t make you special in this case.

  4. Dawn Tucker April 13, 2012 at 6:01 AM #

    Don’t keep taking advantage Nissa. Just ‘cos you can, doesn’t make it right. YOU KNOW THAT!! One day you’ll feel the long arm of the law on your shoulder once you’re outside the shop wheeling away. Try explaining that one to your kids!

    Here endeth the lecture for the day from someone who’s also not perfect!!!

  5. Tricia April 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM #

    I once stole a bottle of wine off of the table at Macaroni Grille. The waiter watched me pick it up and walk out with it and never said a word. It is amazing what you can get away with if you are dressed well and act like you are supposed to be doing it.

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