Communal Property?

Posted on | September 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Communal Property?

Dear Short Answers:
My new boyfriend and I were at a restaurant and it started to rain really hard. When we left, he simply grabbed an umbrella from the pile of umbrellas that were by the door.  Since we hadn’t brought an umbrella with us, he was basically stealing one.  When I asked him about this, he claimed that people do this all the time and that there are always “extra” umbrellas that people have forgotten so there isn’t really a problem.  Plus, he claimed that he had forgotten umbrellas all over the place so he was basically just taking back something he had forgotten at another restaurant.  I was at a loss for words.  Is this an acceptable rationale for taking an umbrella?

Dear Erica:
No, this is NOT acceptable behavior, it is stealing.


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