When I was younger (high school/college), I had a few bad habits that I’m not sure would constitute outright theft, but also certainly not in line with the seventh commandment such as asking for a (free) water cup and getting soda at fast food restaurants or munching on a negligible amount of food from bulk bins while grocery shopping (both immature, inconsiderate, and entitled, I know). Did not think much of it at the time, haven’t done it in ages, and until recently, had not even really thought about it in quite a while.
Wondering what kinda restitution would be in order though. The value was minimal so it’s really no skin off my bones to make some sort of reimbursement. What leaves me scratching my head is the practicality of doing so given the amount of time elapsed, difficulty of calculating cost, and the fact that there’s probably some sort of corporate accounting policy that’d make it difficult to walk up to a manager and hand off some cash and call it a day.
Having poked around on here as well as the CCC, sounds like restitution’s sort of a no exceptions kinda deal…unless I’m misreading/misunderstanding something
And a quick post-script: This is coming from a curious/interested non-Catholic so talking/confessing to a priest is not (yet?) on the table