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Girl needs to return pilfered lipstick

| Monday, July 9, 2012, 10:20 p.m.

Hey, Cherie!

Would it make you a bad person if you were at the mall with your friends and you were trying on the sample lipstick, which you fell totally in love with and it smelled like roses, and then by mistake, you put it in your pocket?

Then, you never took it out of your pocket, and when you got home you realized you still had it so you wore it to a party.

Then, this guy said you looked cute, and when he kissed you, he said your lips tasted like roses.

Isn't that the most romantic thing you ever heard? My cousin knows him, but I forgot to ask his name.

But, anyway, then at church, I felt bad because I took that lipstick I could never afford, even though it was the sample lipstick, so I'm pretty sure they can't sell it and they'd never miss it?

— Rose Kisses

Hey, Rose!

So just to interpret: You kind of “stole” the sample lipstick, am I right? I mean, the whole “Oops, I dropped it in my pocket by mistake thing” is pretty much a story you're telling yourself to make you feel better about stealing the sample lipstick.

Stealing is stealing, girlfriend, which you already knew. This is not the end of the world, OK? The right thing to do is to take the lipstick back.

Before you freak and break out in hives at the thought of doing this, here's my suggestion: Just leave it on the counter and walk away. No need to do major confession to a sales clerk, except in an old episode of “Seventh Heaven.”

I can tell you already know what you did was not living up to your standards.

One more thing: If you kiss what's-his-name again, you'll know if he likes kissing you or he just has a thing for roses. Oh, and get his name.

Write Cherie Bennett in care of living, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, D.L. Clark Building, 503 Martindale St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212, or email tribliving@tribweb.com.

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