Caught stealing food at a grocery store

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I'm so ashamed of what happened to me today.
Everyday I go to the same grocery store because it's the one closest to where I live. So, everybody there knows me, since it's not a huge store. Everyone calls me by my name, being so nice to me. What they didn't know was that I was eating a huge amount of food from the shelves and placing the wraps behind other items. I knew there were several video cams around the store, but you know when you think: They'll never catch me. They don't even have me as a suspect due to my excellent mask I wear everyday when I'm around people."
So, this behavior has been going on for about 2-3 months. I live in a very nice/wealthy neighborhood, so one less reason for people who work there to eben think I was stealing food. So I'd walk around with my grocery cart, filled with open cookies, chips, doughnuts,chocolates packages. So today was the day they caught me. As I was paying some groceries I got, the security lady stopped me before I handed the cash register my money and told me I had to pay for something(s) I had consumed in the cafe inside the market and had not payed for it. Thank god she wasn't aware of everything I had consumed while walking around. Otherwise I wouldn't have had the money to pay for them. I walked out so ashamed, mainly because everybody there knew me. Now I'm terrified to go back there, affraid they'll put me in a room and show me the tape of me stealing. I know I needed this to happen to me because I needed to be stopped. But I don't know if I'm ready for the consequences, like, people starring at me and gossiping how the "rich lady" was stealing food from the market.
I just needed to get some relief by telling others about my behavior. It's kind of "confessing" a crime I comitted.

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princesspie
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There is a lot of shame

There is a lot of shame surrounding ED in general and I'm sure this made it a whole lot worse.
When I was younger I broke into someone's house and stole (and ate) an entire tub of icecream. Like four litres of it. I dont know how many pints it is but its A SHITLOAD.
Don't worry, Im sure people aren't talking about it.

hanabi
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Oh gosh, I'm so sorry that

Oh gosh, I'm so sorry that happened! I mean, obviously we all know that you shouldn't have been doing it in the first place, but still, I can sympathize. :(

I also got caught stealing food from the grocery before. I was WORKING there, and one day, I just grabbed some ice cream and walked out the door. When I came back in the next day they took me to the security room, showed me the tapes, made me sign a confessional, and fired me. I'm so thankful I wasn't arrested!

It was really horrible, and I've never been so embarassed in my life, but one good thing did come out of it-- I NEVER stole again. I had been doing it every so often from various stores, but since then, I've not done it ever again. So I hope your experience serves as a similar wake up call to you, as well! <3

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