Many years ago when I was 19, I was broke. I was waiting tables at a restaurant and I worked hard and did the best I could. There was a movie theater next to the restaurant I worked at so we got lots of people who came in for dinner before their movie. One night this girl who was maybe 17 and her mom came in to eat. I waited on them and nothing particular happened. After they left, I found the girl's purse in the booth. I took it to the back to the server's area and sat it down. One of the other waitresses suggested we look in it, and it seemed like it would be fun (yes I was immature). So we did. I found her wallet and opened it and she had some money in there and I took some of it. I think she had about $30 and I took like $10 or 15 bucks, like it was a tip for holding her purse. Sick, I know. The girl and her mom came back 2 hours later after going to a movie, and I gave the girl her purse and she thanked me several times.
Now, almost 2 decades later, I feel so stupid and crappy about it. First of all, it was incredibly risky; she could have discovered the money missing and come back to confront me. It would have been a sticky situation. That didn't happen though. Instead, I got away with it clean, except for my conscience. For the last few years, I keep thinking about it and it really bugs me. It was a shitty thing to do and I wish I could apologize. What's funny is that this isn't the worst thing I ever did or anything, but for some reason, the guilty feeling over it just won't go away.
Do you have anything like that in your past that haunts you? Feel free to answer anon of course.
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