Re: Another great job Wal-Mart!
by eydie - Posted Sat August 12, 2006 @ 9:58 PM
i've got news for you buddy, shoplifting is stealing and stealing is stealing and it is wrong and illegal. It doesn't matter if it's a car or a lipstick. Walmart was totally correct. I hope they scared those girls into never stealing again because that is precisely what happened to me when i was 11. I was caught stealing a 50 cent magazine (late 1960's) at a grocery store. They grabbed me at the door, called my parents and the police. They declined to press charges but i was banned from the store and i had to look at the faces of my parents who had tried so hard to raise me not to do this sort of thing. I felt like i had slapped them in the face and metaphorically speaking, i had. Now that i am 49 i thank heaven for the store employee who caught me, the police and my parents. I was literally scared straight. I've never stolen so much as a piece of gum since. Hopefully they scared the crap out of those girls the way i was and they'll never steal again either. Also, i don't know of any two dollar lipstick at Walmart of any other store except the Dollar Store. But that's irrelevant. Stealing a dollar item is still stealing. You'd do your son a service by teaching him that there is NO acceptable dollar amount to break the law over.