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I'm rubbish at cheating. I was asked to help run a stall at a local fair. We sold squares on a treasure map for 10p a go, with the one closest to the "hidden treasure" winning stuff.

I told my sister where it was. I'd not really thought through how obvious this would be. I've kind of avoided cheating since, what have you cheated at? Confess all, it'll make you feel better.

(, Thu 17 Nov 2005, 10:14)
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Hmmm, cheating..
I think this counts as cheating..

I remember when i was 10, i really wanted this GI Joe/Action Force figure called (Shockwave was his name, like a blue ninja thing rather like Mortal Kombat's Sub-Zero) from an unnamed large supermarket chain.

I had £1 pocket money left, but the figure was £3.. and i knew this one was quite rare it would be snapped up almost as soon as i left the store.. so i had to have it right away.

So.. when my parents went shopping around the store for the boring stuff like vegetables, i stayed at the toy section thinking up a very elaborate plan of unrivaled genius.

I realised that the stigma of 'thief' was not going to be popular with the police.

So, pondering what i could do to solve my dilemma.. i cunningly hunted nearby shelves for the sticker price labels from other items.. i found a £1.50 one that i could use.. without any suspicion to spring my plan..

As i was perpetrating this genius fraud, i was like a ninja myself, watching every move of the ceiling camera.. stealth was not the word as i disguised my motives.

I proceeded to remove the original price label and replace it with the new one with a much better price.. it was tricky, if i tore it my plan was finished.

.. to make sure i was'nt found out, i replaced the old label onto the item's label i 'borrowed'.. someone got the sting on that item that day, but it was my goal to complete this fraud.. i was solely focused on owning the figure.

Now, when my parents came back, i told them about the toy i saw, and it's now cheaper and questionable price tag. They agreed, so off we went..

So, we took it to the helpdesk, where they called up the price immediately on the computer. To my joyous delight, the computer actually matched the price i had doctored..! (It still had original item number, that's the clever part)

This was a truly bazoo moment, but i didn't give the game away, i did'nt steal anything, i just used my new found iniative to succeed, as is the purpose of life.

I happily had several months of GI Joe fun with 'Shockwave' and he served in many a fantasy GI Joe battle killing many evil badsters in action and attaining hero status amongst his GI crew.

My life at that moment was absolute joy, as i also was also treated to a bag of my favourite sweets that afternoon too. =)

See, crime does pay. :0)
(, Thu 17 Nov 2005, 13:56, Reply)

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