Thursday, April 17, 2008
Thou shall not steal.
I had an eye exam this morning, and my favorite thing to do is grab some free magazines from the lobby and plant my sweet ass in the waiting room and hope they are running late so I can get through the entire thing. Most people want to get in and out of their appointments but come on, I'm a stay-at-home mom. Appointments and errand running alone is like gold. It's precious. When I get time to myself, I like to milk it for all it's worth.
But I barely had time to leaf through the mags and sip my iced chai latte before they called my name. Dang it. So I just took the magazine with me while the doctor checked my eyes and told me something I already knew. You blind, sister!
After the exam was over and I browsed around for some new glasses, I went on my way...with the magazine still in my purse. But this was no accident. I knew it was in there the whole time. I am notorious for jacking magazines from Kaiser and the dentist's office. The way I have rationalized it in my head, it's not stealing. Aren't they donated? I mean, who wants an issue of Allure from like, two months ago? It's old news, right? Heh.
So tell me, is it okay to take home magazines or am I destined to burn in eternal damnation?