Owning a retail business is new to me--I've only owned the store since December--but I think I'm getting the hang of things. What I find appalling, however, is that we get the occasional shoplifter, and I find this very surprising given that our store caters almost exclusively to women; such is my naivete. From some reading I did way back, I learned that statistically the number of female criminals is far less than the number of males.
The stuff stolen, most of the time (and we don't have too many problems, really), is just petty, inexpensive things. So I wonder if people just get some kind of euphoric rush when they take something without paying for it. I mean people who aren't career criminals. Still, it annoys the hell out of me whenever my wife discovers that something has vanished. I so wish I could catch someone in the act.