Posts tagged "stealing"

Parents Posted This Sign To The Thief Who Stole Their 2-Year-Old Son’s Pumpkin

Two-years-old is too damn early to learn that sometimes people are mean for no reason. Alas, people can be terrible. A Redditor posted this sign that one of his neighbors put up for the person who stole his kid's jack-o-lantern. The sign reads:…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2013

Girl Talk: I Just Remembered About The Time I Stole A Girl’s Boyfriend

Sometimes, after you've experienced a traumatic event, your brain does all it can to protect you from trauma. In the case of physical pain, your body can go into a type of physical shock -- like when car crash victims report that they were able to escape a burning car despite a major open leg…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 7, 2012

Dealbreaker: The Thief

As a broke, 27-year-old graduate student slowly recovering from a messy break up, I posted a profile on OkCupid in hopes of meeting a guy who did his own laundry and didn’t kill animals. Despite my Baptist parents’ and grandparents’ longstanding encouragement to find a God-fearing gentleman, my standard was slightly lower. A man who…
By: Mary Adkins / May 17, 2011

Quickies: Rihanna Accused Of Stealing & Another Taylor Swift Song Inspiration Revealed

The artiste David LaChapelle has accused Rihanna of ganking images in her music video for "S&M" that are "directly derived" from his own works. LaChapelle claims RiRi stole eight images of his, including one of her posing with candies on her tongue. Uh oh, LiLo alert! [Fox 411, Vogue UK]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 15, 2011

Girl Talk: Why I Forgave My Friend For Stealing From Me

There I was in the grocery, pressing the ends of a cantaloupe and sniffing it, trying to decide if it was ripe. Across the produce section, I spotted my landlord. I waved, a normal courtesy I extended the two times a year I happened upon him in real life. He left his cart, and came…
By: Brenda Thompson / October 21, 2010

Quotable: Beth Ditto Explains Her Sticky Finger Habit

"I have a hard time not buying or stealing. If I want something, I have to have it ... I used to steal more. I mostly stole from Goodwill. You know, ‘Can’t be bothered. The line’s too long. Put it in your purse.'"—Beth Ditto the now famous Karl Lagerfeld-approved singer, explaining her penchant for…
By: Bianca Posterli / March 31, 2010

Is It OK To Steal From Work?

Friskians, pop quiz time! (Disclaimer: If your boss is standing nearby, please close this window ASAP. But then again, you would never cruise the internet during work hours would you?) Imagine you work in an office: You consider yourself a dutiful, honest employee, though you may have taken an extra granola bar or two from…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 8, 2009

Girl Scout Leader Embezzles Cookie Fund

Talk about stealing from the cookie jar. In Dayton, Ohio a former Girl Scout troop leader, Tamara Jo Ward, was convicted of taking $28,000 over the course of five years from the bank account where her troop stored their cookie money. Using a debit card, she used the money to pay her bills, buy groceries,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 30, 2009

Men In Congo Struggle With Sorcerers Stealing Penises

Some men in the Congo fear that their penises have been stolen or shrunk by sorcerers. (Guys, you were born that way! You can't blame your small size on a sorcerer!) Reports of penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where witchcraft remains widespread, and things can get pretty violent as accusations fly. A…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 24, 2008

The Bad Girlfriend Gets Caught Stealing

Maybe you've never admitted it out loud, but we all have the capacity to be cruel. The Bad Girlfriend has the capacity and then some. She's a friend of ours who we love for being trustworthy and smart, funny and exceedingly loyal...to her girlfriends, that is. But boyfriends? That's another story. We pity the fool…
By: The Bad Girlfriend / March 19, 2008