Thursday, October 7, 2010

But I want it back! Let's Discuss...

Okay the weirdest thing happened to me.

Let's just say I was going to work out at this place that I have been going to for a long time... k?

And I'm there, minding my own business. And having fun... of course.

And all of a sudden, the boss's wife walks in... wearing a jacket I haven't been able to find in MONTHS!!!

Now, I know it is mine, because it was faded, old, and had the white stain on it exactly where I had accidentally bleached it while washing it. Now, it might be pure coincidence, but I'm assuming and going with that, that jacket is mine.

It's one of my favorites.

Now, obviously I had left it at this place and since it hadn't been claimed... I guess she liked it enough to wear around. I don't blame her...

But I honestly wanted to ask for it back! And I've been all this time without it and haven't really cried over it, just knew that I couldn't find it, but seeing someone else wear it... I automatically can't think of anything else!

I'm NOT going to ask for it back, I'm not going to say anything at all... but why do I feel like a child that has just gotten their favorite toy taken away!?

I hate when life happens like this and one realized that they haven't quite matured as much as they thought they had after high school...


Don't lose hope for me guys... k?

If you were in this situation... would you say something? Or not?



PorkStar said...

Most likely i'd go and steal it back, nothing like acting out on old childhood memories : )

Emily said...

I am with you--I wouldn't be able to stop thinking about it if I saw it on someone else. Perhaps you could say something like, "You know what? I left a jacket here just like that a while ago and had no idea where it was. Were you keeping it safe and sound for me all along? You're the best!"

Kristina P. said...

I would ask her about it. Let her know that you had lost it. I assume it was in the Lost and Found for a while, and when it wasn't claimed, she took it.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Porkie-LOL... I so want to. But I'm too much of a sissy I have found out.

Emily--I should have said something like that. Been sarcastic... yet really meant it! :)

Kristina P- I guess I could go about it that way... I just feel weird, it's not like it's a super NICE jacket... it's just a jacket that has well... shared time with me :)

Barbaloot said...

I totally wouldn't ask for it back. Not cuz I don't think you should, just cuz I'd bee too chicken. I lost my favorite jacket (and really, I have so many that it should matter) about a year ago and I'm STILL sad. Good luck if you do decide to ask for it back...

Que said...

That's funny. I'm like that with money. I see a $100 that someone else is spending and I just KNOW it's mine. I think I'm going to start asking for it back. I've got to step out of my shell and you should too. I will let you know how my situation goes if you let me know about yours. Seize the DAY!!! (And the jacket. I got ya back.)

vixen kitten said...

I'd have to go with the thanking her for keeping it nice and safe for you and get it back.

Or, ya know....hunt her ass down in a dark alley and steal it back.

Whatever works.


GoodWill said...

That's hilarious! I'd be upset, but I wouldn't say anything either. I don't love conflict, and it seems an awkward situation.

But that's me, and it's one of the things that frustrates my wife - that i'd rather let things like that go rather than say anything. I'm ok with it though ;)

Kenz said...

There's no shame in asking for it back. No question, I would get my favorite jacket back!!!!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I would probably say something like Emily suggested.

Danielle said...

How does this stuff happen to you? LOL
So, my question is, what would you tell your daughter to do if it were her jacket?
I think I would wimp out, but most definitely tell my daughter to ask for it back. Yes, yes I am an ass like that! LOL

binks said...

I think I would just ask her where she bought the jacket.
Say you used to have one exactly like it and it was your favorite, but you lost it and really want another.
That should get her stammering a bit.

If she doesnt give it back and apologize, at least she'll know you're on to her and maybe she'll stop pilfering things from the Lost and Found.

PorkStar said...

If you want I can stop by your gym and get it back for ya. I'm pretty good at looking for trouble but not necesarily getting in trouble. You see, like most men, i'm just sneaky and it comes in pretty handy in situations like these : )

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Awkward situation! I understand how you feel. I lent a jacket I loved to my niece and she's never given it back. Though, you didn't lend yours to the boss's wife. Weird.

Good luck with that! =]

Kazzy said...

That's a tough one. I might ask for it.

wendy said...

That would be tough indeed. I'd want it back and think it was weird that she'd wear it in the SAME place where apparently she FOUND it.

but ya know, sometimes "growing up" is a long, slow, never ending process.
I still sometimes feel like I am acting like a "High schooler".
and that is frustrating

wendy said...

That would be tough indeed. I'd want it back and think it was weird that she'd wear it in the SAME place where apparently she FOUND it.

but ya know, sometimes "growing up" is a long, slow, never ending process.
I still sometimes feel like I am acting like a "High schooler".
and that is frustrating

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Er so hard. Good luck getting the jacket back! Let us know if you do.

T said...

you might have missed your "window of opportunity" - but if you happen to see her wearing it again you would be perfectly justified in saying "oh my gosh - I wondered where that jacket had gotten to, sorry, I must have left it here for a long time... etc, etc..."

or just call it an excuse to go shopping...

PeopleInTheSun said...

If you come up to her and confront her, she might get hurt and feel terrible. What you need to do is find her in a dark alley and beat her up (wearing a mask).

Tracie said...

I agree with VK - why not just walk up to her and say OMGosh I thought I had lost my jacket! This was my favorite - it was probably in lost and found for awhile but I would love to have it back.

What could she say?

John Deere Mom said... does that happen?! I don't think I could say anything. Imagine how awkward she would feel if you walked right up to her? If anything, I would mention it to the boss and let him deal with the awkward. :)

Cherie said...

Shelle I have never had a situation like that but it would be weird.
Depending on how well you know her I might have said something like "that's the jacket I lost several months ago - where did you find it?".
Assuming she would admit that she found it and then come to some resolution.
Now it is going to be bugging you.
Let us know if you do ever say something - that would just be weird!

Papa K said...

First, I'd distract her. Probably by saying, "LOOK! OVER THERE!!" or something like that.

Second, I'd crater her skull with a frying pan.

Third, I'd take the jacket back.

Problem solved.

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