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What did you get away with?

Asked by wundayatta (58617points) March 14th, 2011

You could have been caught, but you weren’t. What did you do? How did you get away with it?

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bolwerk's avatar

If I told you, I’d be caught. Duh!

wundayatta's avatar

It’s past the statute of limitations, surely?

ragingloli's avatar

I did not do my homework in English.
So I quickly scribbled something together.
Got an A for it.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

This one time, I [REDACTED]

JilltheTooth's avatar

I managed to pass a class in high school that I shoud’ve failed, even though I didn’t hand in my last paper. I slipped through the cracks on that one, much to my relief.

AmWiser's avatar

It really wouldn’t be right to tell you what I got away with because then it wouldn’t be my little secret.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Cheating in school, cheating on a partner, drug dealing, bullying, stealing mom’s jewelry, lying, scamming, manipulation, etc. I’m a peach.

Jude's avatar

Breaking into an abandoned summer cottage with a bunch of my young friends. Partying and making out there. Silly teenagers.

Breaking into an abandoned mental hospital.

filmfann's avatar

I have been falsely accused of doing some terribly bad things, but not as bad as the things I really did, and got away with. I’m not telling.

Facade's avatar

Passing a drug test for work. That was one of the most satisfying moments I’ve had.

Cruiser's avatar

Illegal things not much at all. Morally and breaking my parents rules…..I have gotten away with a lot…or so I think. I am going to hell is all I know.

perspicacious's avatar

I have never been able to get away with anything. I’ll get caught every time.

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incendiary_dan's avatar

I regularly contemplate poaching for subsistence. It’d probably be easy if I was careful, and the hunting and trapping seasons in RI, CT, and MA are way too small for several animals with populations so high it’s damaging to them and the wilds. Certain parts of CT have so many deer that they strip new forest growth clean and drastically hurt the water quality. Though plenty of the humans there do that too.

Also, I do forage in places that are illegal, because nobody enforces those dumb laws, and I mostly forage invasives anyway.

ucme's avatar

Totaling the school fence with a heavy duty roller. It rolled down the hill sir….I swear

Seelix's avatar

Drinking underage. A lot. At friends’ houses, my house, outside…

Sex with a coworker in my place of work.

Driving without a license.

Shegrin's avatar

Are you a cop?

bolwerk's avatar

Drinking while “underage” is a right. Don’t let them take it away from you.

Berserker's avatar

When I was little I used to have to go to daycare after school every day. We were all small kids, so the people in charge of us took us in groups to go use the bathroom. So I’m in one stall and on my way out, this girl slams the door in my face. Didn’t hurt much, just bonked my on the head, but I got pissed. So, after her turn, I waited out there, and as she was getting out of the stall…I smashed the door right in her face. Poor girl was pissing blood from her mouth and nose. :/ She was crying and screaming, but the thing is, it seems nobody saw me do this. There were lots of kids, so I subtly merged back in the group. The girl didn’t even rat on me, either. Maybe she didn’t see, but I figured she would have known it was me. She didn’t speak French either though, I’m thinking maybe that’s why, but she could have pointed me out with her finger or something. The teachers are just screeching away going, WHO DID THIS lol but I never made a peep, and no other kid pointed me out or said anything, so I guess I got away with it, as far as I know. I was glad too, because my mom would have ripped my head off lol. Yeah, pretty nasty story, but she got out of it okay.

faye's avatar

Underage a lot of things! I got away with not getting pregnant.

KatawaGrey's avatar

From a legal point of view, I’ve gotten away with soliciting a minor for sex and statutory rape. He was 15 and I was 18. I thought he was 17. We ahem enjoyed cybersex and sexy texting a number of times. I have no excuse on the statutory though. Same kid, he was 16 and I was 19. Morally speaking, I don’t think there was any problem with it, but, as I said, legally, I could be in big trouble if his folks find out.

gondwanalon's avatar

For years I’ve had a strange feeling like I’ve reached a level of success for which I don’t deserve. It’s like I cheated somehow to get where I am even though I have all valid credentials for the best organizations. I can’t shake the fear that at some point I will be found out for being a phony.

sliceswiththings's avatar

I mentioned this tale in another thread a week ago, but it applies:

I had a paper due for a class last year that I was running late on. Hours late turned into days, which turned into weeks, which turned into months without ever writing it. I had decided that when my professor mentioned it, I would claim that I had emailed it from my Grandma’s months ago (blame tech problems on Grandma). He never mentioned it. Finally the semester ended and I handed in all my other outstanding work. I only had this one paper left to write, and I didn’t want to. I couldn’t just send it in once I wrote it; rather I needed my professor to bring up that he hadn’t seen it. Soo I emailed him asking what grade I had received on this paper. I expected him to say, “You know, I don’t have a record of having received that paper.” Instead, he wrote, “You got an A- on that one. Congrats on finishing the semester!”

So for whatever reason, I got an A- on a paper I never wrote. Go me.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Also, I brought my first boyfriend home (we were both working at a summer camp) for a weekend. This was the summer after junior year of high school. He was to sleep safely downstairs in my brother’s room. We stayed up all night in the TV room just smooching and stuff (I promise that was all!), and as the sun came up we heard my dad puttering around upstairs. The guy quickly pulled his pants on (I promise we were just kissing! His belt was digging into my hip!) and bolted into my brothers room, and I pretended to be asleep. My dad came down and I did the best acting of my life, pretending that I had fallen asleep there hours ago, and that my guy didn’t want to wake me up. Dad totally bought it.

CaptainHarley's avatar


There are a number of us who have felt the same way from time to time. It’s not a failure of confidence, since it has nothing to do with whether we can do the job or not. It seems to be related to guilt feelings in some way. Weird!

gondwanalon's avatar

@CaptainHarley Guilt must be the driving force being my paranoia. I’m loaded with guilt and of course I know where the bodies are hidden. On the other hand perhaps the whole system is phony and I see it for what it is. Oh well I guess that I’ll just continue to trudge on and try to do the right things.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Sometimes that’s all we can do. As we use to say in the Army years ago ( when it was still thought ok to take them ), “Take two salt tablets and drive on!” : )

SABOTEUR's avatar

I firmly believe this lifetime is karma I must resolve for previous offenses, so I don’t think I’ve ever…or will ever…get away with anything.

philosopher's avatar

LOL today I printed out a coupon at CVS and used it for the wrong thing.

nikipedia's avatar

At the airport today, we got to go through the first-class security line that only had 1 person ahead of us, instead of the clusterfuck economy class line that had about 100.

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