I was planning this Operation at BB&Beyond for a good two weeks and even had my wife to open the entrance for an instant out.
Recon and intel were solid, knew what I wanted and where it was. My only problem was that there was some sort of management meeting where district managers were literally standing In the main aisle talking sales, etc.
This of course meant every dept. was staffed and I was approached by half a dozen associates. I was going to go for it and I had over a 1000 worth of goods in the cart but I knew it was suicide.
I ended up calling my wife, telling her I “forgot my card”, meaning I’m aborting mission, left the cart, and calmly walked out of the store.
I am part angry and part frustrated, since I hate leaving empty handed, but I know I made the right choice in not attempting a walkout during a time where security was on lockdown. This is a good lesson though, if the store is too hot, drop everything and leave! It’s not worth the risk.