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."

Busted.

7 comments:

Laurie's Mom said...

MOM RAISED YOU RIGHT.

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!

Aisha

Laurie said...

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