Buyer’s hysterical confession after stealing shopping basket from Coles and bringing it home: ‘My whole family calls me a thief’
- Mom accidentally took home a Coles basket
- She blamed menopause for her “brain atrophy.”
A Coles customer turned red in the face after accidentally stealing one of the store’s baskets while picking up groceries.
Radio host Amanda Blair said she absentmindedly packed the basket full of groceries in her trunk and drove home.
The 54-year-old shared her faux pas, blaming menopause for the “brain atrophy” and saying her whole family now refers to her as a “basket thief.”
The mother asked for forgiveness and promised the supermarket that she would return the stolen basket. However, she was reassured that her local store had plenty more available in the meantime.
“Dear Coles. I’m sorry I came home with one of your baskets. I wasn’t thinking. “The CCTV footage will show me just happily putting the basket of goodies in my trunk and then driving away,” Amanda wrote on Facebook post.
Mum Amanda Blair has hysterically apologized to Coles after she accidentally stole one of her shopping baskets, blaming her “brain loss” on menopause.
“My whole family now calls me a ‘basket thief.'” I promise you I won’t. I’m in the midst of menopause and regularly experience brain problems. Forgive me.’
“I will return it as soon as possible. In the meantime, I’m sure you have others to use.”
Amanda’s hysterical post left thousands in an uproar as many applauded the mother for her honesty and humor.
“Return it and get your money back,” said one woman.
‘Nope! That was her only basket. What should the rest of us use?’ a second joked.
“I understand but I’m renaming you ‘The Basket Case,'” laughed a third, and another said, “Nice laundry basket!!”
“You wouldn’t be the first and you won’t be the last to do that – you’re a good honest person – I’m sure Coles will forgive you,” added another.
Amanda begged her forgiveness and promised the supermarket she would return the stolen basket, but was reassured that her local store now had plenty more available
Others shared their own shopping blunders, including a woman who accidentally forgot to pay for her entire store.
“I scanned my 10 items, put them in a bag, got distracted while talking to a friend, and left without paying.” “We also stood outside and talked for 15 minutes,” she recalls.
“It wasn’t until I got home that I realized I hadn’t really paid. When I came back, my transaction was marked as a runner at the service desk.’
Some had also had shopping baskets stolen and someone said: “I made this in Bunnings a few months ago – I was too embarrassed to return it!”.
“I did this once by accident and my adult son filmed me getting the basket out of the car and my reaction when I clicked on what I had done,” replied a third customer.
‘Give it back. My toddler stole a package of three men’s handkerchiefs from Kmart West Lakes over 40 years ago. “I didn’t return them and I still feel bad,” said one mother.