Wednesday, April 12, 2006

My Life of Almost Crime

I went to work early the other morning and since I arrived so early, the back door of the building where I usually go in was locked. Laying in front of the door was a copy of The Port Arthur News which had, evidently, been delivered for someone in the building.

I picked up the paper and as I walked around the building to the front door, I considered keeping it since I hadn't read my hometown newspaper in a long time. As I opened the front door, I decided I should just leave the paper at the guard's desk and stop coveting other people's stuff.

When I walked into the lobby of my building, I noticed the building guard behind the desk. As I walked toward his desk to leave the newpaper, he said, "You got my paper?"

I said, "Yeah. How did you know?"

He said, "I saw you pick it up on the security camera."



Laurie's Mom said...


Neal said...

You should have just bolted out the door to see if he chased you.

Laurie said...

Mom - Yeah, you did. I would have a lot more fun if you didn't. :)

Neal - Hahahahah! I'm going to do that next time. That'll be a good blog post.

Carolyn said...

I am usually honest to the extreme also. Mostly it is because I want to do the right thing.

Sometimes it is because I don't want to get caught. :)

Laurie said...

Carolyn - That's me in a nutshell. I'm also a lousy liar so I don't even try.

Aisha said...

You were lucky-- right decision!


Laurie said...

I was lucky! I would have been so embarrassed if I hadn't handed over that paper. :)