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Individual who stole from a ski shop pens a sincere apology letter to store owner a year later

About a year ago, a person stole a pair of try-on ski socks from a ski shop out of spite but decided to come clean after going through intense counseling sessions.

Individual who stole from a ski shop pens a sincere apology letter to store owner a year later
Cover Image Source: Reddit | u/Cartman9110

People often walk into shops and try out dresses or accessories and forget to return them while exiting. Thankfully, the scanners at the entrances and exits of the shops help to retrieve those items back from the shoppers. But that wasn't the case when a person running a ski shop realized that a pair of try-on socks was missing from the store. However, the person who had taken it with themselves decided to come clean about it through a neatly written apology letter.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay

u/Cartman9110, an employee at the ski shop, took to Reddit and decided to share the picture of the letter with the online community. The letter summed up how the unnamed customer allegedly stole the socks while they were trying on ski boots. Not only did the person profusely apologize by writing a letter to the shop owner but they also left $60 in cash to reimburse the shop. "Last year I came to your store to try one of the boots and I ended up stealing a pair of your try-on socks," the letter began. "I am deeply sorry and I regret my shameful behavior."

Image Source: Reddit | u/Cartman9110
Image Source: Reddit | u/Cartman9110

The person went on to write about how they were going through a rough patch in their marriage at the time of the incident and that they were full of frustration and bitterness. They did not steal the sock out of desperation or need but rather out of anger. The letter further read that the person was not trying to present an excuse for their actions but they were really sorry for taking their anger out on the store by stealing a pair of socks. After going through counseling, the person revealed that they were doing better in life and had finally gathered up the courage to confess their "sins." The writer of the letter hoped the ski shop owner would forgive them.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pixabay

"My shop has a no boot-fit guarantee policy if you don’t get fit in ski socks (will charge you to have adjustments made if you don’t get fit in ski socks) So it happens once a week when somebody leaves their socks and goes home in the try on socks. It’s really not a big deal at all and it’s factored into our budgeting for the year. But I mean if the guilt was eating them up, what they did made my entire week," the person who posted the letter further elaborated in a comment. The person added that it takes at least 45 minutes minimum for a boot fit there and that they would use the money sent by the unnamed individual to throw a pizza party at the store.

Fellow Reddit users shared their thoughts on the articulated letter and the politeness of the person who visited the ski shop. u/withridiculousease joked, "If it weren't for people walking out with the try-on, they'd probably never get replaced. I hope they feel better. I rarely do new boot fits anymore, but I always roll a new pair of socks into the price of the boots. If they end up not buying boots, they'll buy a pair of socks to make it worth their time. Easy upsell, and people are always happy to buy a pair of socks to help them even if we just don't have a boot for them."

u/ChatGTR quipped, "I can't imagine walking into a pro shop, trying on boots, deciding to go a different route, and being charged for just trying them on." u/ActualWait8584 commented, "Damn. I hope he still comes in from time to time, but that’s assuming it’s a dude, I could be wrong." The original poster replied to this and wrote, "No idea who they even are. Frankly, people take the demo socks accidentally all the time. Not an unusual problem but a guilty conscience is a different thing."

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