At the end of last year, at school, I left my sunglasses in a black bag (that each of us use at school).
I was pretty sure I left them behind. I was not concerned enough about them to go looking during the summer. When I arrived this morning to SUB at my old school I looked for the bag but it was being used. Which it should be, by one of the new assistants.
When I was outside, I visited with the other assistants.
And it didn't happen instantly...but it kind of dawned on me when I spotted the 'Ray Ban' signature on the side of the glasses worn by a new assistant.
Cat eye Ray Bans. I've never met anyone who had this pair.
But here they were.
I absolutely did not say anything about it.
I figured....finders keepers.
Glad she likes them.
When I told Patrick....he had a very different take!
"You didn't get them back?!?!
what if they weren't mine....
(and as I look at this picture...they are black and maybe the ones I saw today were tortoise shell)
blah, blah, blah,
and then he told me that one day a few year ago he saw someone at work drinking a Mountain Dew,
and he knew it was HIS Mountain Dew.
He pointed at the pop and said in a gruff voice, "Is that MY pop?"
And the startled woman said.....
'Oh, they are not for everyone?'
She offered to give it back, half-drunk.
He said. No.
Two years later, he is still ticked.
He can not believe I did not ask for them back.
I couldn't do it. Those words could not come out of my mouth.
I'm not ticked.
They looked cute on her,
What would you do????
The happy loser,
I feel you, Donna. I could not have asked for them back either. I’d be so worried about offending her in case they were not mine.ReplyDelete
Love the Mountain Dew story. Tee hee.
I might have tried a casual ... "cute glasses, I used to have a pair similar to those but I lost them" and then hope the person offered them up. But no, I would not have asked for them back either. If you were ok without them for the past four months, were they that important anyway? :)ReplyDelete
Not in a million years and if my retinas were being seared by the sun. But...it hurts SO BAD to lose a wonderful pair of sunglasses. Hope you find another pair that you love almost as much. And never put in a little black bag.ReplyDelete
Hum. I might have casually said something like... « this might sound odd but at the end of the year I left my sunglasses in the community bag, by chance did you happen to find a pair of sunglasses in it? » then again I might say to myself, « I wish I had come back to check the bag... those glasses of mine were cute. » and smirk at myself for losing them to the new assistant. Sorry xxReplyDelete
I'd say something like, "... your glasses reminded me of a pair I lost at school. Shame, since I loved them ..."ReplyDelete
I'm not sure I could directly ask "are you wearing my glasses?"
Then again, how much do Raybans cost??
Patrick/Mountain Dew story is funny!!
You are not alone....I would never have said a word.... I like your finders keepers philosophy...while my DH would have asked straight out no sugar coating.ReplyDelete
I think that makes us a good balance....
I would have done what you did- said nothing. But I would have mourned the loss of my sunglasses I loved. The loss of Ray Bans is pretty big, so I am sorry. Hope you will be able to get another pair you love soon.ReplyDelete
yeah, i talk big, but i wouldn't have said anything either.ReplyDelete
however, every time i saw them i know i'd be ticked. not a gracious loser. :)
I love reading you diplomatic responses!ReplyDelete
Honestly I didn't wear them very often, they are not prescription, which I need desperately.
I have another nice pair that I don't use often.
What I wish I would have said and what actually would (or would not) have come out of my mouth are two completely different things.ReplyDelete
I would have asked her where she got them. It would be your word against hers if she said they were hers, though.ReplyDelete