So here’s the latest comical trend to hit Tumblr: shoplifting.
A slap-dash sort of Tumblr junior-crime community has formed and gotten popular after the resulting coverage by sites like Jezebel. Now we’re going to have to deal with a short-lived influx of young people getting busted for shoplifting and only then will order be restored to the galaxy. In the meantime, NMR might as well cash in on the publicity and report the damn story too.
Look, most people go through a mini rebellious stage and shoplift at one time or another. It’s a pleasant feeling “sticking it to the man.” The reality is that this trend is about as cool as the “selfies at funerals” thing that poked its head up recently.
If you feel like you need to get in on the action, check out some of the sites with names like Lift-witch, I Steal Shit, and Stealth Wealth where the bloggers post brazen “style haul” pics as well as tips on shoplifting for noobs. Some of the shoplifters are a little more advanced, employing magnets and hooks to defeat security tags, but most snag little items from beauty stores. What’s really shocking is how many girls are the ones doing the thieving. If I take anything away from covering these Tumblr blogs, it’s don’t ever own a fashion store for young women. Buncha damn degenerates.
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