When was the last time you stole something? Why haven’t you stolen anything since then?
I’ve never stolen anything.
Unless you count that time I stole a girl’s heart. And I haven’t stolen anything since because I’m pretty sure she didn’t make it when she couldn’t get that transplant.
See what I did there? I started out making it sound like I figuratively stole someone’s heart on an emotional level, then twisted it so that it sounded like I stole the physical organ the pumps blood throughout the body. But I guess it’s not as funny if I have to explain the joke. Still super twisted, though. I should probably apologize.
I’m racking my brain and I really am pretty sure I’ve never stolen anything. I feel confident in claiming that I was raised to have a fairly firm grasp on the difference between right and wrong and, well, stealing is wrong.
That sounds super high and mighty of me. Like I think I’m better than you if you’ve ever stolen something and I haven’t. I don’t actually intend it to be like that. Because I’d genuinely like to know your answer in the comments. I promise, this is a safe zone. No charges will be brought against you.
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.