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AIBU to keep a neighbours parcel and open and keep it for myself?

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RoseRedder Fri 31-Jan-14 19:07:35

Parcel arrived on the 2nd of January

it was a delivery that the delivery people put it under there doormat

I took it in in case of theft

We live in flats

I put a note threw their door

It's not been collectected

can I open it and keep it now?

AntlersInAllOfMyDecorating Fri 31-Jan-14 19:09:49

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nipersvest Fri 31-Jan-14 19:10:26

maybe they didn't actually see the note you put through their door?

saintmerryweather Fri 31-Jan-14 19:10:57

Of course you bloody well cant

Sickofthesnow Fri 31-Jan-14 19:11:20

Could you not just knock on their door and pass it over?!

Sexnight Fri 31-Jan-14 19:11:39

Shake it. Does it sound exciting?

DawnOfTheDee Fri 31-Jan-14 19:11:47


Maybe the note got lost / they haven't seen it. I'd just knock on their door if they haven't been round yet.

CustardOmlet Fri 31-Jan-14 19:11:52

Have you knocked on their door? They might not have seen the note or thrown it away by mistake. Why would you hold on to someone else's property for a month?

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 31-Jan-14 19:11:57

Of course not

Tallforadwarf Fri 31-Jan-14 19:11:59

It might not be worth keeping, open it and see.

ThePinkOcelot Fri 31-Jan-14 19:12:50

Ehhh, yes!!! They should have come for it though. I would just put it on their doorstep.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 31-Jan-14 19:12:52

Stealing it really is your only option. No point knocking on the door to make sure they got the note.


nipersvest Fri 31-Jan-14 19:13:06

you do realise that while taking it in 'in case of theft', you did in fact steal it yourself as nobody asked you to take it. do you know the neighbours to speak to?

MrsCakesPremonition Fri 31-Jan-14 19:13:15

I think you need to try a bit harder to hand it over to them before you decide to nick it. After all, the delivery company didn't ask you to look after it, your neighbours didn't ask you to look after it and one note can easily get mislaid muddled up with junk mail.

HappyMamaBear Fri 31-Jan-14 19:13:25

Go and knock their door really quietly first.

Quoteunquote Fri 31-Jan-14 19:13:55

Are they away or in hospital?

BMW6 Fri 31-Jan-14 19:14:31

You have not even tried knocking on their door???

You def should not keep for yourself, but I think you fully intend to and are trying to justify the theft. hmm

scurryfunge Fri 31-Jan-14 19:14:55

Why would you want to keep something you know doesn't belong to you?

TortillasAndChocolate Fri 31-Jan-14 19:16:36

I don't understand why you didn't leave it under their doormat?!! I'm hoping this is lighthearted and not a genuine AIBU!

BrianTheMole Fri 31-Jan-14 19:16:37

Knock on their door and give it back.

TheWitTank Fri 31-Jan-14 19:18:05

Really? Of course you can't. Go and knock on the door or just put it back under their doormat where it was originally left.

kilmuir Fri 31-Jan-14 19:19:06

But you stole it from them.
Get off your arse and take it round to them

RoseRedder Fri 31-Jan-14 19:19:31

no i didn't stal it

The delivery man left it at their door at put the doormat on top of it

I took it in as other people might steal it and put a note threw the door and have knocked regularly

RoseRedder Fri 31-Jan-14 19:20:41

I haven't fucking stolen it

deardarlingpleaaeexcusemywriti Fri 31-Jan-14 19:21:16

I hope if you open it, it ends up being something totally useless to you, like pile cream or something. And then you get in a big sweat about having stolen it.

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