Do These Things Count as Stealing or Not?
Is there any gray area when it comes to stealing? A bunch of people took an online poll on what counts as stealing and what doesn’t. See if you agree . . .
1. A cashier fails to scan an item, and you don’t mention it. 63% said yes, it’s stealing. Also, if you fail to mention they gave you too much change, 76% think that’s stealing.
2. You scan an onion instead of an avocado at self-checkout to save 50 cents. 73% said it’s stealing.
3. You tell a friend they left something at your place, but they never pick it up. So a few months later, you start using it. 78% said no, that’s not stealing.
4. You tell a joke that your friends assume you came up with. But you actually read it online and don’t correct them. 63% said no, that’s NOT stealing.
5. You accidentally take someone else’s coat when you leave a restaurant, and it’s nicer than yours, so you keep it. 93% agree that’s stealing. 7% think it’s NOT.
6. You return something you bought on sale, and the store refunds you the full price instead of the sale price. 55% said no, it’s not stealing.
7. An online purchase gets “lost” in the mail. Then it arrives weeks later after you already got a refund, so you keep it. 54% said yes, it’s stealing.
8. You take a bunch of extra sugar packets from a coffee shop to use later at home. 83% think it’s totally fine and shouldn’t count as stealing.