i did return inside and was escorted to the back of the store to their security area. i was asked to sit down and that someone would be with me shortly. my mind was speeding along pretty good at this point and i had the suspicion that they had called the police dept and that i was in for a long day. a man in a suit came in and stated that they had observed me shoplifting. he said he was head of security and they viewed shoplifting dimly in walmart. I again attempted to explain what had happened and offered to pay for the batteries. he promptly explained that when I exited the store it became a crime and that it was now a matter for the Wilmington police dept. as he was leaving he said they would be arriving shortly and that walmart intended to press charges, as they did to all shoplifters.
now my mind was really spinning and all I could think of was the fact that for the first time in my life I was going to have a criminal record and how it would effect everything from my credit history to employment and potential employment. I quickly thought of how I had made it thru being homeless without any major incidences or run-ins with the police. I was becoming angry and frustrated. I was almost in a state of panic when I looked up and saw a window about two feet higher than my head. still really not thinking very clearly, I stood up and tried to open it. it opened with about a two foot space between the glass and the frame. still not thinking very clearly, I saw my way out of the whole situation. I looked around and didn't see any cameras in the room, so I took the chair and sat it beneath the window. I climbed up and looked out the window and realized this room was adjacent to the rear parking area and that no one was in sight. I began to cimb out the window when suddenly I heard a voice in the room and the sound of the door closing. my panic level rose even higher and before I knew it I was half way out the window. suddenly I felt someone pulling on my leg. I tried to get further out the window when I felt them pull on my leg even harder. it felt like....well...sort of like the way I'm pulling your leg now.
see you around town
p.s.........I can't be serious all the time or i'll begin to take myself too seriously so forgive me for attempting to lighten it up abit