I tried to steal a dog bed at Costco today

So this is what happened….

I went to Costco with Mr. Murray and we were looking at dog beds. He may, or may not, have a strange obsession with buying dog beds. I’m more of a throw a blanket down there. So he finds a nice dog bed for big dog. Even cooler they are vacuum sealed and stacked so It’s super easy to grab one and carry it, and you know it’s all nice and clean and germ free.

We go, we buy it, we’re heading out. Get halfway to the doors and a woman comes walking super quickly towards us and says “excuse me, can I see that?” And puts her hand on my dog bed, firmly! I am startled. Also gripping my receipt like a talisman when she tells me – it shouldn’t be sealed up, and pulls out her knife.

Now, this is mine, I’ve paid for it, get your hands off my plastic! And then she says – there are two in there. Oh…I get it, she’s confused. I say, no, it’s not, it’s just all squished up from the vacuum seal. This turns into a yes there is, no there isn’t conversation which is unproductive. But I persist. I would probably not normally argue about something like this, but I liked the sterility of the packaging! It was just so lovely and untouched, I didn’t want her to open it!

And then it happens…. she splits the plastic the vacuum seal is broken the beds start expanding…and yes…you read that correctly, the BEDS start expanding. I am in fact attempting to steal a second dog bed, albeit through stupidity.

I apologize, and say oh…oops? She looks dubious.

Probably not allowed in Costco anymore.

This Close to being a Felon Beagle!


  • Susan Joos

    August 25, 2022 at 2:54 am Reply

    Oh no! That kind of packaging happens sometimes; I would say, that’s on them. How is the consumer supposed to know? They should never put something like that out on the floor!

    • Tracy

      August 25, 2022 at 2:47 pm Reply

      That’s what she said!

  • Tami B

    August 25, 2022 at 4:39 am Reply

    That’s hilarious. To me. Because I tried to steal tomatoes this week. So this clearly makes you worse than me. haha
    If I was going to steal something, it would’ve been my $12. bottle of benedryl, not my $2. tomatoes. So what happened to me was I was scanning, had to “look up item” I did it, tomatoes on the vine. ok good, thing pops up, I put them in the bag and move on. The watcher comes running over, “those tomatoes didn’t ring up!” I’m all indignant. I know, I had to look them up and the thing pupped up, so they did. As I’m saying this, she’s doing the same thing I did, looking them up and I’m sort of rolling my eyes. The same thing popped up and I’m feeling all “told ya so!”, …and then I actually read the pop up and It says they didn’t ring up and I need to use the code, which wasn’t on them. Ooops. And I felt guilt all damn day. Like really who steals tomatoes, but it looked like I was trying to get away with something.

    • Tracy

      August 25, 2022 at 2:47 pm Reply

      Hahah, at least I’m in good company

  • mb

    August 28, 2022 at 12:34 am Reply

    Pop. Bottom of the cart. I forgot it was there. Whoops.

    But there have been times bags of our groceries weren’t put into the cart even though we paid for them.

    And one time the bagger put a bag of groceries from the previous customer in my cart and there was an expensive cookbook in there. I brought it back.

    • Tracy

      August 28, 2022 at 1:29 am Reply

      Sometimes I find bonus items when I get home, I just laugh and think of all the thinks that didn’t make it home with me or that I didn’t get the coupon off, I figure it’s all a wash. 🙂
      Also – I probably would have taken the cook book back too!

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