I remember being 5 years old and getting caught stealing a Tootsie Pop at the Mini-Market on Minnehaha Avenue in St. Paul (hey, it was over 42 years ago, cut me some slack!).  How I wished I would have spent that nickel...

Just about everyone has stolen SOMETHING in their life, even if it was by mistake.

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From USA Today, here are five things almost EVERYONE steals.

1.  Pens.  In one survey, 70% of people who work in an office said that a co-worker has stolen a pen before.  And we do it by mistake so often that doctor's offices actually tie them to clipboards.

2.  A spot in line.  Which is like stealing other people's time.  One study found that when someone cuts, people object to it 54% of the time.  But if two people try to cut together, it jumps to 91%.

3.  Something from a hotel room.  With stuff like shampoo, it's not actually stealing, because they want you to take that stuff.  If you don't, they'll just toss it.  But 35%of people admit they've also stolen things like towels and sheets.

4.  Lighters.  Which people steal by MISTAKE all the time.  Especially smokers, because they're in the habit of using a lighter and immediately putting it in their pocket.

5.  Condiments, straws, and napkins.  The best example is ketchup packets. You probably have 50 of them sitting in a drawer, just in case you ever run out of ketchup you actually paid for.