Mortified I nearly stole a coffee today

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Absolutely horrified and embarrassed at what happened.

I went to my local coffee shop earlier today and I was chatting to the barista and scanned my app, talked some more, then went to leave, and she called be back as I went saying I just need to pay for that first.

I have never been so embarrassed in my life, we was talking so much about uni stuff it just slipped my mind when I went to scan my app, as I usually use that to pay with.

I have a really good relationship with the people who work in the shop but I am just so embarrassed, I may be overthinking it, but I just feel like they might have thought I was trying a fast one to get a free coffee?

They did make it a joke saying I should have been quicker when they wasn't looking and I apologised a lot for it, but I just worry they think I was pulling a fast one.
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Meh, don't overthink it. Most people will have had that kind of thing happen, where they miss something because they are distracted. If they know you in the coffee shop, they won't have a problem. Just don't make a big thing of it next time you're in there; that makes it look worse.
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yeah we've all been there
if you look embarrased then its obv a mistake but if you don't then you probably tried to nick it
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It happens. I almost forgot to pay for a bottle of wine a month or so ago. It was almost closing time and I got chatting with the person who verified my age at the self-service. He handed the bottle to me, I put it in my bag, and then as I was walking to the door I realised I didn't remember paying. The employee I had been chatting with saw me coming back and asked what was wrong - turns out he hadn't noticed either. I paid and we had a laugh about it. :lol:
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It happens, don't worry about it. If you were trying it on, it's not like you'd have picked a coffee shop where you are known to the staff.
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Don't worry about it - I filled car with petrol then realised I had no way to pay with me!
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Absolutely horrified and embarrassed at what happened.

I went to my local coffee shop earlier today and I was chatting to the barista and scanned my app, talked some more, then went to leave, and she called be back as I went saying I just need to pay for that first.

I have never been so embarrassed in my life, we was talking so much about uni stuff it just slipped my mind when I went to scan my app, as I usually use that to pay with.

I have a really good relationship with the people who work in the shop but I am just so embarrassed, I may be overthinking it, but I just feel like they might have thought I was trying a fast one to get a free coffee?

They did make it a joke saying I should have been quicker when they wasn't looking and I apologised a lot for it, but I just worry they think I was pulling a fast one.
This is a complete non-issue, it happens all the time to countless people. If they thought you were stealing they wouldn’t let you back in, and you have a good relationship with them anyway. It really doesn’t matter.
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(Original post by BlueChicken)
Don't worry about it - I filled car with petrol then realised I had no way to pay with me!
how did you solve this predicament?
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(Original post by yeet_21)
how did you solve this predicament?
Probably drove to Barnard Castle to test their card to see if they could buy souvenirs.
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(Original post by yeet_21)
how did you solve this predicament?
(After checking every possible cubby hole in car and my bag multiple times) I just went with honesty and said they could mock me for it - they said it happens more often than you'd think! There was a form to fill in and I went back a couple of days later and paid - no drama.
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