Trying on the shirt in the dressing room in Brown Thomas I knew I should have put my sunglasses in one of my bags instead of putting them on the chair.
Sure enough as I had paid for my new holiday shirt I realised I had left my glasses behind in the dressing room. Surely there would be no problem and my glasses would still be there?
There was someone in the cubicle I had been in so I waited – no joy, glasses gone.
I had a quick word with security who went to check if someone had handed them in. Two minutes later he came back beaming with sunglasses in his hand – he clearly loves when he puts a smile on someone’s face by finding their lost property.
He handed them to me and while they looked quite like mine they unfortunately weren’t and I gave them back to him. They took my details just in case mine turned up. Needless to say my sunglasses never turned up and quite sadly this is what I expected.
Why do I have such little faith?
What would make you see sunglasses or anything that clearly belongs to someone else and decide “I’ll help myself to these“?
What would make you even want to wear someone else’s glasses?
It’s no big deal as they weren’t particularly expensive and they probably needed replacing but it is really sad that an everyday shopper felt it was OK to help themselves to something that wasn’t theirs.
It’s even sadder that I’m not that surprised ..