Share Your World for June 22, 2020

I admit freely that I’m wrong: in my The Week That Was post from yesterday, I said that, since Melanie asked such simple questions last week, we’d probably really get hit with some toughies today. Today, however, the questions are simple…

Have you ever ‘dined and dashed” (i.e. eaten the meal and then run out the restaurant door without paying)? No, though I was tempted once, in London. Mary and I had just taken the train down from Edinburgh (it was our belated honeymoon) and stopped for breakfast. The waitperson was one of the most inattentive people I’ve ever dealt with: We were there almost 15 minutes before he came to take our order, we had to wait almost half an hour for our food (eggs, toast and coffee, as I recall), then he completely disappeared for another half hour. And no, it wasn’t busy, he was just sitting across the room from us. Finally, I said, “Let’s go,” figuring we’d tell the cashier what we had and let her figure out what we owed. As we’re putting on our coats to leave, the waiter came up and handed me the check, pointing out the words “SERVICE NOT INCLUDED.” “That’s obvious,” I said, and we left, and no, he didn’t get a tip.

Have you ever been in a car accident and either left the scene of the accident (providing it was a fender bender and not serious) or denied culpability for causing it when you did, (if it were minor or serious)? No.

Have you ever found a wallet or purse or some money (over $20) in the street and just taken it, thinking ‘finders keepers, losers weepers? Or would you be ‘good’ and hand it in? I’ve never found a wallet with money in it, so the question is moot.

What was the last thing you stole or shoplifted? If you never ever considered doing that, tell us your secret! I’m too afraid of getting caught. Borrowed and forgotten to return, maybe, but never stolen.

See you in the funny papers!

20 thoughts on “Share Your World for June 22, 2020

  1. That waiter story just makes me cook inside! I grew up in a restaurant and how some people could even think of taking on waiting jobs was beside me. Everyone thinks its just a breeze but some people should never and I mean never wait tables!


  2. Well this is a walk on the dark side and you clearly have never walked that walk which is great. Ok….so, my dear friend and I went bar hopping in Toronto years ago and we were quite inebriated when he ordered a pitcher of Bloody Caesar which we proceeded to drink. He then dared me to walk out without paying. Well, don’t dare me especially with him Since we can get into antics. I walked out thinking he wou”d be surprised and pay for the drink. I was walking really fast when I heard a girl yell, “You didn’t pay for your drink.” I turnaround seeing my friend talking to her. I turn back and started yelling at him as if he was my boyfriend and that we just had a fight. I admonished him for not paying and mentioned another reason why we should be splitting up. The poor girl apologized for having to stop us and my friend paid. Don’t worry, I paid for it later by hurling and having a bad hangover. I have never left a scene of any accident nor would I ever because someone rammed into my car once and left. My car needed work..I was so angry. I did find $20 on the ground once and looked everywhere for someone on the street but no one was around so I kept it. I never found a wallet but if I did, I would hand it over to the police or if there was a name in the wallet, I would call the person. I have never shoplifted but I hung out with a girl, when I was a teenager who switched the sales tags and we bought the shirts. We were looked at suspiciously but were not caught. Afterward she showed me that she shoplifted. I knew what I did was wrong and I didn’t like the fact that I allowed it so I stopped hanging around her. No, I didn’t go back and mention the error of my ways but I did give my shirt away to someone who needed it. I guess I walk on the edge


    1. Mary backed into a Mercedes once and didn’t realize she had until the Cobb County Police called and said someone had called it in. She still feels badly about it. The officer said it happens all the time. Come to think of it, I’m thinking the owner of the Mercedes might have called it in because (I think it was) she banged up her car and needed to blame it on someone because her husband would have her butt if she admitted she did it herself. Or maybe she just figured “let someone else pick up the tab”…


  3. Hi John – well if I see money in the street … it gets to a charity pot somewhere – having checked there’s no-one around looking for it. I did find a purse once -which went to the police station just up the road – not sure what I’d do now … as it’s out of town. Still no purse to worry about … take care – Hilary


    1. I’d try and contact the owner, if I could figure out who it was. If not, I’d probably give it to the police and let them deal with it.


  4. Thanks John for Sharing Your World! Next week watch out! I’ll find some real thought provokers to share, but this week? I was still in a benydryl haze trying to stop itching. The brain took a vacation. Sorry. I’m glad that two responders thus far (you and another) are honest folk. It’s a pleasure!


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