My first AP move was sitting outside of the grocery store on a mechanical merry-go-round and waiting for other kids to put their quarters in, which would make every horse on the merry-go-round move, not just theirs. I clearly remember one set of parents, on to what I was doing, pull their child away and say something about how I was taking advantage of the situation.
Whatever they said made me feel bad. I was 8 years old and I think it was shame. Shame for doing something that someone else thought was wrong. I never pulled that move again.
At around the same age, inside the Safeway that had the merry-go-round outside, I was shopping with my Mother and there was a change box above the candy bin where if you put in a nickel in you were allowed to take a sample. My Mother told me to just take a piece of candy and not worry about it, so I did. Soon after, tired of shopping, I went outside to wait for her in the car with my Dad. The store manager followed me out, approached my Father and told him that I took a piece of candy without paying my nickel. My Dad yelled at me, saying something about being disappointed. For whatever reason, I couldn’t get the words out to tell him that Mom said it was ok. I just sat in the back seat, scolded. My Dad said he wouldn’t tell my Mother because she’d be too upset.