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When I was young and impressionable and on holiday in France, I followed some friends into a sweet shop and we each stole something. I was so mortified by this, I returned them.

My lack of French hampered this somewhat - they had no idea why the small English boy wanted to add some chews to the open box, and saw it as an attempt by a nasty foreigner oik to contaminate their stock. Not my best day.

What have you lifted?

(, Thu 10 Jan 2008, 11:13)
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Talkinf of self service checkouts...
They were stacking the shelves in the supermarket while I was in there buying food and beer. More specifically, wine-bottle sized Belgian beers.

Rather than clear half the shelf and force the guy who was there to restock it, I picked up a box of 6 from his trolley and took that. Having finished shopping I went to the self-service checkouts, and paid up as normal. The big box had a barcode on it that I swiped through, assuming it was for the full contents.

It wasn't. 6 bottles for the price of one. Result.
(, Thu 10 Jan 2008, 16:14, 6 replies)
But didn't the machine pick you up on either the unexpected weight on the bagging area/ conveyor belt, or there being no weight thereon?

Or are the machines in my Tesco super-intelligent?
(, Thu 10 Jan 2008, 16:16, closed)
That's what I thought. My local throws a spaz if you try and buy more than one piece of fruit in one go. e.g. 2 lemons instead of 1 as they're individually priced.
(, Thu 10 Jan 2008, 17:03, closed)
If it was Tesco, entirely possible
Just yesterday I saw a man, frustrated that a self-service machine wouldn't recognise that he had put a single bread roll on the conveyor belt, stroll down to the end, grab an already-paid-for four-pack of lager and throw it at the conveyor belt.

It worked.
(, Thu 10 Jan 2008, 21:02, closed)
at Sainsbury's
opposite my office, the 'weight error' thing happens so often that if they recognise your face they wave you through when the alarm goes.

I once (genuinely) accidentally robbed a bottle of fifteen quid wine due to this...
(, Fri 11 Jan 2008, 10:54, closed)
Fifteen-quid bottle of wine?
Blimey. Can I come round to your house some time?
(, Fri 11 Jan 2008, 13:38, closed)
My dad did this
except it was six boxes of champagne for my sisiters 18th
(, Sun 13 Jan 2008, 19:36, closed)

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