“Come on man, just put this hat in your shirt and walk out. Don’t you want to be cool like us?”
~The Cool Kids
People steal shit. If that surprises you, we’re sorry. Here are a few more doozies for you: People enjoy sex, fast food is unhealthy, and emails from strangers with a poor grasp on English asking for money tend not to have honest intentions. Welcome to the real world, junior, we play for keeps.
Yes, there many categories of theft, but the most commonly occurring one would have to be shoplifting. And in this economy, it should come as no surprise that there was a 6% increase in reported shopliftings between 2010 and 2011. Shoplifting is so rampant in this country that there is even an organization called the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, or NASP, whose sole purpose is to deter you from shoplifting while maintaining a website that doesn’t understand how color schemes work.
So when Adweek posted an article about the top 10 most shoplifted items, we were interested. Not because it is American to shoplift (it’s not) but because it’s Americans doing the shoplifting, and we secretly hoped that they were at least picking out things that fell into our definition of “Hell yes, that’s American.”
And for the most part they did. That’s why, we here at AFFotD are here to present…
AFFotD Discusses and Interprets the 10 Most Shoplifted Items of 2011
That’s a really harsh punishment. Letting everyone know you shop at Walmart. Yeesh.