First of all, get well soon! I hope you can find some time to answer this letter, no matter how long it takes, I'd really appreciate it.
My mother and I visited a store which has very minimal security--you can walk out with things that you didn't pay for in your pocket, and no one would notice as there is no security alarm. We shopped around and got some things for an upcoming party. My mom also needed a new toaster oven, so she picked up a $40 one. When we came to the cashier, all our items came to $70--except for the toaster oven. The cashier didn't realize that it was in the cart, and she didn't charge it up.
I immediately pointed that out, and our charges rose to over $100. My mother had such a sad look on her face as she paid. She even mentioned to me outside that I should have let us get away with not paying for the toaster oven. My mother works a lot, and we worry about money often. I feel so horrible that I couldn't save her those $40... But on the other hand, I didn't want to carry that weight of knowing that we stole. I don't know what to think. Please help, Bubby!
First of all you and your mother were stealing no matter what the store
security reputation was. Now that you paid for the merchandise you can sleep
at night without feeling guilty.
You should explain to your mother that it does not pay still and in the end you have to pay. If you consider yourself honest then you should practice what you preach --- be honest in every way.
Your honest Bubby.
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