By Saxicolous - 09/05/2016 00:21 - Canada - Thunder Bay

Today, I was helping a customer find some shoes. When I brought her a size, she got a phone call. I motioned to the shoes and mouthed, "Bigger size" so I didn't interrupt her. She yelled, "Give me a fucking minute," and stormed out. About 5 minutes later, I realized she'd stolen the shoes. FML
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Also, (not enough room to mention this in the FML) it wasn't a casual phone call, she was having a very heated (and obviously fake I realized afterwards) argument with some guy about how she was or was not just at some restaurant with another guy. She was screaming and cussing, the whole shabang! It was, in hindsight, a very effective distraction

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Thieves are really good at what they do. She has probably done this many times. They play on the inherent politeness of people.

You know what they say. "If the shoe fits"

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You know what they say. "If the shoe fits"

Steal it from Payless and give it to your kids, for Christmas!

Thieves are really good at what they do. She has probably done this many times. They play on the inherent politeness of people.

I am the OP! When we called security they told us that she had just done this to another store too, she was definitely a pro

It's amazing what people get away with because they know most people get uncomfortable in those situations. It's a quick way to get people to look the other way, that's for sure!

I work in the shoe department too. When customers do this to me (jumping on the phone while I'm assisting them) I'll stand there holding the shoes, waiting for them to finish their call. It's the same as talking on the phone at the registers to me. Don't ask for my help and then expect me to tip toe around you catching up with your friends.

I stood there for a few seconds until she yelled at me, I thought she was just a bitch and not a seasoned thief so I walked away! I'm honestly the slightest bit impressed with how clever that was

Also, (not enough room to mention this in the FML) it wasn't a casual phone call, she was having a very heated (and obviously fake I realized afterwards) argument with some guy about how she was or was not just at some restaurant with another guy. She was screaming and cussing, the whole shabang! It was, in hindsight, a very effective distraction

I guess the bigger the shoe, the bigger the dick thing doesn't just apply to men.

So true - I wear a USA size 17 shoe when I drive my monster truck. ? #MrOvercompensator. #Size7feetInBigShoes

If she left with the new shoes on, did she leave her old shoes behind?

She must have slipped them into her bag! (The shoes she wore into our store were the ones she just stole from another store in the mall)

I hope she shoplifts from the wrong store and gets caught. That scumbag bitch needs to learn that you have to earn what you want in life.

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Ill have to try this

I hope you get arrested, then.

That's real smart announcing that online retard.

I think this is definitely the time and place to joke about this.

I thought it was kinda funny

Thief's do this all the time. Gotta pay attention to what the customer is doing when they try to distract you.

And this customer interaction was the first step into the OP becoming the Canadian Al Bundy.

I just came here for an Al Bundy comment, thank you.

These shoes are 300 fucking dollars... LET'S GET 'EM!

Wow what a bummer