Sorry Mom - I lied.

When I was in Grade Six I stole a carton of cigarettes from the local grocery store. They weren't even a good brand; just what was handy as the clerk looked away. I gave a pack to a friend who's mother subsequently busted him. He confessed that I had stolen them from the store. His mother phoned my mother and told her what I had done. My mother confronted me and asked if I had in fact stolen a carton. Suddenly I was faced with a real dilemma. Do I lie to my mother or confess to being a thief? I quickly decided that being a thief was worse than being a liar so I told her I didn't steal a carton. She fixed me with a steely stare and made me repeat my lie. In that instant I knew that she knew the truth. Sorry Mom but I didn't want to disappoint you. Even though you have long since left this world if it helps; I never stole another thing after that.


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Jul 23, 2019 at 7:46pm

Shoplifting (and subsequently, sale of stolen goods) was just a boring, ordinary part of my tween years.
As antisocial behavior (theft, software piracy for profit, vandalism, destruction of property, violence, etc.) was more generally, before age thirty(ish). Tsk. Kids these days, amirite?
A dubious (and unexpected) advantage of being a widely disliked misfit, because foreigner. In for a penny, in for a dolla...
Very valuable learning experience. I came to understand that crime and violence were neither exciting nor particularly interesting to me. It's a thing, and I know how to do it. Not worthwhile, except when unavoidable.
Much like being trained by a government to kill and lie. Mad skilz, literally...


Jul 23, 2019 at 7:55pm

Your friend was a fucking snitch.

let the past lay...

Jul 23, 2019 at 8:33pm

if you got a good relationship with your mom, let it go. especially the little stuff that don't matter. guaranteed there are things you think of her that aren't factually correct.

Finally a “ confession “

Jul 23, 2019 at 10:59pm

instead of the typical ranting and complaining posts

Im going

Jul 24, 2019 at 1:06pm

To have to call" Bullshit "on your confession.
And who Cares.

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