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Ever accidentally stolen something?

Discussion in 'Men's Issues' started by PopeADope, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    I like the rosary I had at the monastery but it didn't belong to me. I accidentally left with it in my pocket.

    Now I have it, and intend to keep it. Had I known I had it on me before leaving, I would have set it back on the desk where I got it.

    So, the intent was not to steal it, but I don't want to mail it back to the monastery, so probably won't return it until my next trip to the monastery , which could be a long time from now.

    What would you do in this situation?

    Ever accidentally stolen something?
     
  2. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee
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    Yes, accidentally, like someone leaving something in my car. I've always returned stuff like that.
     
  3. Nakosis

    Nakosis crystal soldier
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    I suspect keeping it or returning, either case, will have very little impact on anything other than your conscience.
     
  4. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium सच्चिदानन्द
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    I stole my first wife's virginity.

    Upon our divorce, I returned it with an apology to its owner.
     
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  5. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium सच्चिदानन्द
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    But seriously, my first wife wasn't a virgin when I met her.

    And if I take something accidentally, I go out of my way to return it to its rightful owner.
     
  6. KAT-KAT

    KAT-KAT Well-Known Member
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    At a young age I was told never to steal and that if I did, I would be locked in jail forever (even at age 4). It stuck with me, so the first thing on my mind is never so much as misplace.
     
  7. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    Haha I once walked out of a shop with a basket full of things. I was very heavily distracted at the time. I sheepishly went back and apologised to the girl working the counter. We both laughed and I paid for my groceries.
     
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  8. Guitar's Cry

    Guitar's Cry Verisimilitudinous

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    I have a habit of sticking pens in my pocket after using them. I often accidentally do this in stores and such after signing things and will return them if I am aware of it in a reasonable time. But they are, really, just pens. The only time I got called out for it was at a Meineke after getting my muffler replaced. The mechanic stopped me before I left the shop and sternly reminded me to return his pen--an ordinary blue Bic.

    Must've been his lucky pen.
     
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