i was in a hardware store recently, looking for two screws to put up a shelf. walking through the store, i found a few more items that i needed and then headed to the nail and screw aisle.
i caught myself preparing to open a small package of screws and was prepared to put the two i needed in my pocket and walk-out. after all, i only needed the two and there were no containers of lose nails to purchase from. how much would two screws put them out?
in the end, i pulled myself from the brink of crossing the shoplifting line and bought a small package for $3.00 – which has way more screws that i need!
another day of walking that thin line between upstanding citizen and amature shoplifter.