Anyhow, I pay for them, shake Ori's hand, and thank Steve, the nice gentleman who helped me check out. I walk out the door, wave to the police officer on duty at the door, and get into my car, placing the SUPER obvious Diamonds Direct bag in the front passenger seat. I'm nervous as I feel like everybody just watched me leave the store and are going to jump me as soon as I walk into the open air of the oh so dangerous Short Pump shopping center.
I start the car, and the next thing I know, the sun is blocked by the massive torso of the police officer on duty. My heart drops to my feet. I KNOW I screwed something up.
He knocks on my window.
I open the door and stand up next to him and stutter a, "uh- hello officer."
He's holding my receipt in his hand - I had left it inside.
He says, "You know... as you didn't leave the store with a receipt, technically, you STOLE THOSE. "
My heart is now underneath my feat, through the car floor, and seeping through the asphalt into the sewers.
I'm gaping like an idiot at him.
He then says, "Ahh, I'm just kidding, Congratulations kid." - and claps his hand on my shoulder. "Have a great day!"
kind of funny. :)