“…thought the newspapers were free”

I thought the question about doing something and finding out retroactively that it was illegal was kind of funny. I have I have accidentally done that before. I was thinking about this just the other day when I was in college, I don’t — I don’t know why, I obviously was being stupid, but it really never crossed my mind like the local grocery store, when you went in, you know, there’s that section where you like go through the automatic doors and then there’s like lawn chairs and things like that in that area usually. And then there would be like, pallets of newspapers and I don’t know why, but for some reason, I thought the newspapers were free. So like every time I left the grocery store, I’d grab a newspaper. And I did this for a long time. And one time I was there with friends, and I took a newspaper and they were like, what are you doing? And I’m just, I don’t know what I said, but like they informed me that no, those aren’t free. I guess I thought they were like extras or something. I don’t know. But that you were supposed to tell them at the register that you wanted one, and then you grabbed or you grab on the way in and pay for it at the register. I don’t know. So, I stole  — accidentally stole or stole without knowing many newspapers from the local grocery store in college. I didn’t anything about it. I had no idea how many I’d taken, and I mean, they’re not very expensive, you know, less than $2. Maybe the maybe the Sunday one was like $2, I don’t know. I stopped stealing them, but I didn’t like go offer to pay for them or anything. I had no idea how to make restitution for that, but I stopped taking newspapers.

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