After-dinner Mints

When I was in the third grade, I went into the little convenience store across from the school and put a bag of after-dinner mints (the soft pastel kind) in my "show-&-tell" brown paperbag (like grocery stores used to give you all the time).  Anyway, the owner caught me right before I went out and informed me that he would not call the police, as he should and had every right; in return, I would disclose my full name and phone number (which I did fully and honestly, that being a more open and honest era of the world), and he would call my parents tonight to make sure I had told them what I had done (which I did not, that being an era of the world when you wanted to literally save your hide).  He never called........

7thunders 7thunders 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2008

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....and here you are.....probably decades later, sharing the story.

Sounds like you didn't follow through on your promise to him, but obviously some lesson stuck with you. Hence, the recollection decades later :)