Monday, October 13, 2008

When is it Called "Theft"

Let's say I walk mutton-head at the same field every day, running her ass ragged chasing the ball. Let's say this field is on the property of a public high school. The field is underused and poorly maintained. It is adjacent to a well looked after baseball field on one side and an equally well looked after soccer field on another side.


We don't go on the baseball field, but we do walk about the outskirts of the soccer field. I am a responsible pet owner. [No, not a pet guardian, thanks.] I clean up her poop. Yes, it's against the law to be on school grounds with a dog. And, yes, it's further against the law to let a dog off-leash in this particular area.


Let's say I pass by the bleachers three days in a row and see a spanking-new high school sweatshirt on one of the rows. After three days, is it safe to take it home, wash it and re-gift it to Eldest at a future date?


Let's say it's only been there 24 hours. Am I guiltless in doing the above?


Let's say it's just been left overnight. Guiltless?


Let's say it's still warm from someone having just taken it off, neglecting to grab it as he ran off to class. Yeah, not so guiltless, eh?


I guess I'd better return the damn thing.

7 comments:

Pippa said...

Haha! Yeah, you really do need to leave it a bit longer before it's okay to take home!

Maddy said...

Ooo the impulses always come back to bite us in the bum!
Cheers

D... said...

I can so relate to this.

At our school's lost & found, they had a Texas Longhorn jacket that I really, really, really wanted to regift to my son. I kept my eye on that sucker. Sigh, I waited too long.

All Rileyed Up said...

I say finders keepers. Is their name on it? For all you know, they stole it from someone else. :)

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Always Home and Uncool said...

I'd disinfect it before wearing if it was that warm. Eeeeeewwwwww.

crazy working mom said...

If you would have left it, someone else would've grabbed it and regifted, right...RIGHT?! OKAY, *sigh* I can't believe that either.

Bubba's Sis said...

Finders keepers, losers weepers....

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