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LadyofDunedin Sun 12-Jan-14 19:58:27

My cousin was over for the weekend and we had a great time... But...

1) Her bank card is missing so she only had limited cash - I paid a lot, cooked dinner, drunk my wine (she came empty handed)

2) After she left I went to put a load of washing on and her towel is missing. She's not the tidiest, so I text to ask where is was hiding. She responds that she's taken it hmm

There was no apology! It would appear it was not in error, and it is a massive bath sheet- can't miss it at all!!! Also heavy, and cost £££

So AIBU to be really angry that she's taken advantage of me, stolen this from me??

I texted back saying I want it back although am sure she will 'forget' it. She should really offer to post tomorrow.

I can't believe am so angry . My own cousin , and I know it's a towel, but it's ruined such a great weekend, and now am worried what else is 'hiding'

littlewhitebag Sun 12-Jan-14 20:01:29

She is certainly a bit cheeky! How old is she? She sounds like a thoughtless teen to me.

PumpkinPositive Sun 12-Jan-14 20:02:01

Did she offer a explanation as to why she'd pilfered taken it?

Ifancyashandy Sun 12-Jan-14 20:02:35

She's your cousin. One presumes you'll see her again? Maybe she took it to wash it? You've asked for it back. She'll probably return it. It's a towel, not the Crown Jewels.

Here is a grip <<grip>>. You might want to take it.

LadyofDunedin Sun 12-Jan-14 20:04:12

She's 30

Thanks for that, shandy. But unnecessary.

I was staying that am annoyed she's purposely taken it - she doesn't wash things! And it wasn't just that, was the cash flow etc etc

RandomMess Sun 12-Jan-14 20:04:39

Blimey how weird and odd. Why would you think it was ok to take someone elses bath sheet????

LadyofDunedin Sun 12-Jan-14 20:05:21

She lives 200 miles away, will be a long time till I next see her, and like I say, it will go missing etc etc

You're right, she is my cousin. That's why am pretty pissed she stole from me blatently

LaurieFairyCake Sun 12-Jan-14 20:05:49

Did she really say she took it deliberately???

Fuck, she's a cheeky mare. Sounds like you were taken advantage a bit with food and drink too. There's no reason is there?

LadyofDunedin Sun 12-Jan-14 20:06:22

Thanks, random exactly how am feeling
Told DM who shared my furious anger on it! A towel!!!!bloody nice towel too, part of a set ...

Birdsgottafly Sun 12-Jan-14 20:06:24

Has she always been like this, or do you think she could be covering up being skint?

If the former, then tell her straight before she comes next time.

kukeslala Sun 12-Jan-14 20:06:30

She may have had some sort of accident with it so took it to wash herself?

Famzilla Sun 12-Jan-14 20:06:34

Maybe she got something on it and was too embarrassed to leave it for you to wash?

BarbarianMum Sun 12-Jan-14 20:07:20

A grip? Really?

I must need one too then, cause I'd be furious if someone I'd invited to stay stole one of my bath towels. If she'd taken £25 from the OP's purse would you be offering a grip then too?

MuttonCadet Sun 12-Jan-14 20:07:21

You don't take peoples towels - she's horrific.

Timeandagain Sun 12-Jan-14 20:07:27

What do you mean 'her bank card was missing' as in I just didn't bring it?

It's rude to stay with someone and come empty handed but leave with more than you arrived with.

Maybe only a towel but why take it, massive cheek all round.

Chottie Sun 12-Jan-14 20:07:44

I would have been annoyed too. Bath sheets are not cheap, I think she is taking the p*ss big time. Take comfort in the fact that there are 200 miles between you.

LadyofDunedin Sun 12-Jan-14 20:07:44

laurie I texted to ask where it was to take it, she said 'I don't know', maybe I've taken it, oh yes, I have, my bad, you huffing?

And like I say, this thing is huge, heavy and colourful. She had one bag, you don't accidentally take that

mousmous Sun 12-Jan-14 20:08:01

I woud be angry, too.
hopefully you get it (or something similar) back soon.
text messages are weird for such communications, it's easy to leave out the niceties as typing is often such a hassle.
call her, talk to her. tell her that you are dissapointed.

BarbarianMum Sun 12-Jan-14 20:09:08

If she'd took it to wash I think she'd have told the OP that - if not at the time, then when she rang to ask. And apologised.

MelanieCheeks Sun 12-Jan-14 20:09:30

If she was a guest, then it's fair enough that you showed hospitality. She's admitted that she took the towel- give her the benefit of the doubt that it was accidental. Unless she has previous form for this. It's annoying sure, but why are you angry?

LaurieFairyCake Sun 12-Jan-14 20:09:42

If text back and say 'it's part of a set so I will need it back, please post it asap'

LadyofDunedin Sun 12-Jan-14 20:10:15

Thanks all

I know she's not skint. Bought a brand new a
Car yesterday, shiny German one!!!

The bank card 'went missing so ordered a new one that hasn't arrived'

I am glad others are supporting and sharing my anger here.

She has a bomb site flat and no pride in it. She come yes a lot on my nice things. I just prioritise my home over gadgets , unlike her. Different people. I reckon she just saw this nice thing I left out for her usage - then took the towel!!!!

LadyofDunedin Sun 12-Jan-14 20:12:09

Like I said, house a bomb site, probably puts washing on once a year. Wouldn't occur to her to post it - would only get 'lost ' in the post. Similarly , defo not accidental - it's a big sheet

I am so angry OP as she's taken the piss and blatantly stole

DawnOfTheDee Sun 12-Jan-14 20:12:41

You need to text her back asap saying "thanks please can you stick in the post for me tomorrow". Cheeky mare!

Ifancyashandy Sun 12-Jan-14 20:12:43

Meh. I just think 'stolen' is a bit much when you know you can see her again and get it back.

She's bad mannered and rude but 'so angry'? Nah. Not my style. I'd just shame her.

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