No explanation necessary -- except that too many people think that stealing something from a retail store is perfectly acceptable.

But it all adds up. Ten Billion dollars a year walks out the door. How does the retail industry make up for those losses? Why, they raise prices, of course. So who ultimately pays?

Wake up, America. If you see someone shoplifting, call attention to the act. Either tell a salesperson, alert a security guard, or announce in a very loud voice, "Hey, honey, look. That woman in the red dress just stuffed two bathing suits up her skirt!!"

Why should YOU pay for HER two new bathing suits?