July 20, 2009

Steal this!!!


So guess what - I AM NOT A THEIF!!! (Target, get it right!)


I don’t know what is going on but lately EVERY TIME I walk in and out of said store, I set the theft alarm off. Talk about shame – it makes me feel guilty even though I would NEVER steal anything…NEVER!!! I literally want to melt away…

So it happens….BEEP BEEP BEEP (some stores even have lovely, red, flashing lights…how kind)

It seems like people from all over the store immediately begin staring at me trying to decide what I am attempting to steal. Now that I have realized that it is bound to happen, I pull the old “glance back” move so that it at least looks like there is some mistake and I am checking to see if anyone wants to see my receipt. I figure if I just blow through the doors without looking back, it might actually look like I’m trying to escape the store without getting caught.

I have been narrowing down the common denominators if you will, to see what may be causing this and the only thing that I had with me every time was my purse so I am assuming that the purse is the culprit!!! I have turned it upside down and inside out trying to find something in this purse that is causing me to beep…no resolution so far.

This I know – I am no thief!

20 comments:

Brandi said...

Do you every carry perfume in the box that it came in in your purse? I kept setting the alarm off at walmart before and it was the box that some perfume was in.

KLC said...

my sister set the alarm off in Off Broadway Shoes and the lady working there said it was probably because of her Coach purse. She took the purse and "demagnetized" it like you would with any secirty tag (take your credit cards out before allowing them to do that) and ever since then she was fine! The lady said a lot of designer bags cause this problem. Hope this helps!

Erin said...

My cell phone used to set them off. One time a nasty lady demanded I hand her my phone and walk through again just to make sure I wasn't stealing anything.

The Pink Chick said...

I hate it when this happens. I had a box of cold medicine in my purse that kept setting off the alarms. I hope you find the source of what is setting of the alarm soon.

pocket full of pink said...

Ah, how annoying! I hate it when that happens!!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I hate alarms! I honestly think they are so pointless. I used to work for Clinique & Estee Lauder & people at all the dept. stores constantly set off the alarms & no one did ANYTHING about it. Ha! I'm sure it's something silly like your purse tag or something - oh well!

sarah said...

i used to work in a store and i know that a lot of clothing stores-like gap and banana republic-put the sensors inside the clothing (inside the lining or on the tags) and most people don't realize it or can't fix it without de-magnetizing everything. also your phone can cause it. hope you figure out what's causing this to happen!

Jenn said...

From working in a store before... I think things such as digital cameras or any electronics for that matter sometimes set off the alarms!

Nessa said...

I feel ya, i hate when that happens, grrr.

GingerSnap said...

This used to happen to me all the time! The culprit? One of those magnetic strips SEWN into my wallet. If you have an expensive wallet/purse, the alarm device may never have been deactivated and will set off the alarm...the worst part is that they are usually sewn into the lining! Next time you are at the retailer ask if you can swipe your purse/wallet over the "deactivating pad" that they use to disable the magnet!

GingerSnap said...

Oh - make sure you take out your phone, ipod, and credit cards before though!

Belle said...

How aweful! For as much as I frequent Target, this would really begin to suck!

Sweet Home Amy said...

Try your phone? That's happened to me before, but not consistently...that's awful! I hope you can figure it out soon!

April said...

Cell phone, hidden tag in purse, and a pair of Old Navy pants with the security tag sewn in to the inside seam. Oy ... I had it happen several times!

Channa said...

HA HA! My purse (or my planner) sets off certain stores alarms. I feel your pain. I am finally breaking down and getting a new one because my husband will no longer walk into a store with me. I have had the store, de-code my purse so many times and nothing helps!!

Kyle and Kelsey said...

I set off the alarms with my Gap and Old Navy shorts/jeans/capris. They have those tags inside you're supposed to cut out and I never remember. I just keep walking and act like it never went off. :)

Candice Pair said...

My Coach purse use to do that too...and it was at Target! Ive been told that expensive purses and wallets will do that sometimes.

lizzy perez said...
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lizzy perez said...

it happens to me yest. everytime i enter/exit d store there's a beeping sound. im so embarrassed !!!bcoz evry people looking @ me as if im a robber.& i swear i never ever steal in my stole in my enter life. then i suggest to d mgr, "pls check my purse ".he asked me what bag im wearing i said its a COACH brand. he said thats d reason that cause a beeping sound.thats why i really hate coach now bcoz its traumatized me !!now im really afraid everytime i enter d store . so pls. is there any tips to avoid this dumb thing ??? honestly its very annoying & humilliated . ireally hates coach , alarm ;(

Anonymous said...

I just searched my Coach wallet and found TWO of the sensors stuck down in the credit card slots. It's amazing how I never knew they were there or how they didn't come out on their own.