Respectable Theft

I was behind a guy in line at the store who was buying some butter and toilet paper, and he only had enough cash for one so he got the butter. I respect his bold choice. One of my roommates several years ago stole one of those massive rolls of toilet paper that restaurants have and brought it home. We had plenty of money leftover for butter for weeks. Stealing toilet paper speaks to a place I haven't been in awhile. People would take it from bars at the end of the night after they'd spent their walking around money on booze, and it's tough to imagine greater humiliation in shoplifting if you'd get caught. If I worked in a bar and caught someone, I would certainly let it slide as long as they'd left a respectable tip.

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