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To think she should have made her hand it in?

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veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 19:02:17

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winnybella Fri 24-Jun-11 19:03:52

Of course they should have handed it in, it was a theft.

sooz28 Fri 24-Jun-11 19:03:52

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Numberfour Fri 24-Jun-11 19:04:15

shock poor woman that lost her bracelet!

YANBU. Of course they should have handed it in.

worraliberty Fri 24-Jun-11 19:04:22

Yes I would have handed it in or taken my child to do it.

WhoAteMySnickers Fri 24-Jun-11 19:05:13

YANBU. At the very least they should have enquired at the reception to see if anyone had been asking if a bracelet had been handed in.

Never mind, they will lose something precious to them. Karma.

thisisyesterday Fri 24-Jun-11 19:05:19

no yanbu at all!

meditrina Fri 24-Jun-11 19:05:20

Of course it should be handed it - to the hotel or to the police.

veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 19:10:21

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bubblecoral Fri 24-Jun-11 19:12:19

She did steal it.

Don't worry about the other Mother's reaction, she knows what she did was wrong and she was just trying to save face.

Glitterknickaz Fri 24-Jun-11 19:22:18

verity perhaps the other party should look up theft by finding?

veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 19:25:45

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Daughteroflilith Fri 24-Jun-11 19:29:03

Is it possible they didn't know what it was? Those Pandora beads are --ridiculously overpriced crap can sometimes look like the sort of cheap and cheerful beads that you can get in, say, Oxfam. Maybe they should have handed it in, in case of sentimental value, didn't bother, then got back to the UK and realised when somebody made a comment that it was an expensive item. meditrina, unless you know how much this chavvy product costs its value, you wouldn't hand beads into the police.

woopsidaisy Fri 24-Jun-11 19:29:50

They should definitely have handed it in.
And you were right to say that they should have done that to your daughter.
However I think it was very unfair to tell your daughter that the little girl "stole"it. It was the mums responsibility,the daughter is only 5!
Of course your daughter was going to repeat that to the little girl.
I think that was a bit mean TBH.
There are ways of saying things that can be more tactful than the way you handled it.
But neighbour is right to feel ashamed.

veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 19:31:44

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WhoAteMySnickers Fri 24-Jun-11 19:34:19

Verity, I think that would be going too far. Realistically if they tell you they have had someone asking about the bracelet, what will you do, give them your neighbours address?

If you feel that strongly then you might as well be upfront with the neighbour and just tell her that if she doesn't contact the hotel you will.

olderandwider Fri 24-Jun-11 19:36:29

How sad. The little girl now thinks it is OK to keep anything you find, and make no effort to try and find who lost it. What a life lesson.

veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 19:44:16

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ilovesooty Fri 24-Jun-11 19:50:27

So the woman's "taken offence". So what? She's a thief, and is passing those morals (or lack of them) to her daughter. I don't blame you for saying what you did to your daughter either.

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