Yes, we admit that these are a bit naughty… but it’s not like we’re talking major jewel heists, tax evasion or fraud – just a tiny bit of law-breaking. But does it make you happy? Why not find out…
1. Finders keepers!
Ooh, look! Folded up on the pavement. It’s £20! Probably fell out of somebody’s pocket. You should hand it in at the nearest police station. You don’t, though! But you do share your good fortune in the pub, by buying pals a drink out of your unexpected windfall. Shame a round costs more than 20 quid these days!
2. Nudge nudge
You’re in a pub and you notice ‘Credit’ flashing on the fruit machine. You could try to find the person who was playing it earlier. But instead, you push ‘Start’… You don’t win anything, but you get a ‘Nudge’ option, so you put in your own cash rather than miss out, but you do Nudge… and lose!
3. Supermarket sweep
In your local branch of a major supermarket, you’re given an extra tenner in your change. You’ve realised, but quickly pop it into your purse without a word. Well, it’s a big company, they can afford it. Doesn’t occur to you that part of the reason that supermarket prices rise is because of shoplifting and shortfalls in the tills when they’re balanced. You’ll pay for it in the long run, along with everybody else…
4. Currying favour
You and a group of pals have gone for a meal in your favourite, oft-visited Indian. You’ve finished eating and order more drinks. You notice that when the bill comes, the last round of drinks hasn’t been put on. Result! However, as you’re rushing to put your coats on to leave before the staff notice, the manager comes over. He tells you that the last round was on them, for your loyalty. You try to say you knew that, but your rush to escape tells another story!
5. Flight of fancy
No, you and your boyfriend haven’t just got married, but you’re going to the Caribbean, a popular honeymoon destination. So, at the airport, you sort of pretend that you’ve just tied the knot. The airline worker checking you in suggests an upgrade. Well, it would be rude not to! Your posh seats are gorgeous. Shame the other pompous passengers get drunk on the free booze and argue at the top of their voices for the entire 11-hour journey.
6. Tips welcome
The tipping-point arcade machine is full to bursting, but you don’t have a 10p piece in your purse. So you sort of accidentally on purpose bump into it. Some coins do topple out but then an alarm goes off and Security come and take the money off you. Luckily, they say they won’t call the police, but they do want you off the premises. Best to leave quietly then, even though everyone’s looking at you.
7. Bubbly birthday
Your pals are all singing Happy Birthday to you in your favourite bistro. It’s not actually your birthday! But a bottle of Prosecco on the house would be lovely, you think. There’s one problem, as a regular, they have your details, including your date of birth, on their database. And they always send offers to loyal customers around their birthdays offering them a free bottle of fizz. An offer they seem to remember you took them up on last month…
8. Good grief!
Your mates announce that they’re all going away for a long weekend from Friday to Sunday. They want you to go with them, but you don’t have any holiday left at work. Time to kill off Auntie Doris, so you have to go to her funeral, then you can go away with your chums. Who knew that Auntie Doris would call you on your work phone while you’re away, because your mobile was switched off. Why didn’t you think to make up a relation and and not use an actual aunt. Oops!
9. Auction action
You put something on an auction site and put in a few bids to get the price rising. It’s all going well until everybody drops out at the last minute and the highest bid is now from you! Your bid has been successful and you’re now the proud owner of something you were trying to get rid of!
What naughty thing have you got away with? Tell us below…