Serendipity, I couldn't plan to walk out with a (very heavy) desk if I'd wanted to, but I sure wasn't about to go back and pay for it after trying to twice. In reality, I could have walked out with the $25 bottle of vodka and gotten both the desk and rocker for free.
No, I'll never get a car for free! Haha, I really can't do this if I'd planned to do it.
Another time like this, it was the late 70s gas crisis (don't we have them every few years and the gas never seems to go away?). We could only buy gas for our cars three days a week. I had a little sis and a high school friend visiting me in Arlington, and only had so many days off. The first time I had to gas up the old Vega, I sent sis and friend to spend the day in line to gas it up. But when I went to gas it up after they left, after being in line for over an hour, I got there and the attendant (this was before DIY gas stations) was extremely rude to me. I paid him using a $20 bill, and when he handed me the change, it was change for a $50. I started to correct him, but he sneered and walked away. back in those days, that was a lot of money. I just drove away.