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ChoccyDigestive82 Thu 27-Feb-14 13:29:44

Have had 2 days off due to a stomach bug. Before I left work on the Monday I had placed my copper jar on my desk, any spare money goes in, not just coppers. It is a small office and everyone is very close - no trust issues.

I am using this jar to save some cash for my May holiday even if it's just £50.

Today I come in to find a note in my jar saying
"I owe you 70p ,needed it for my bus".

This girl has form for never returniing borrowed items and I'm a bit fed up that she thought she could just help herself to my cash. I know it's only 70p but it's the principal, if I had left my purse would she have gone in there? Of course I've not mentioned anything to her but I feel like Im being unreasonable for being so fucked off!

ForgettableTampon Fri 28-Feb-14 12:33:06

lock away your stuff, say no to cadgers

CadleCrap Fri 28-Feb-14 12:44:41

At least she left the IOU - as others have said. make sure you have change on you and pester her.

Then hide the jar

FryOneFatManic Fri 28-Feb-14 12:46:11

Actually, this girl sounds very much like the kind of person who, even if you ask for the money, will have some excuse why she hasn't got it right then, and you'll not get the money back.

AMumInScotland Fri 28-Feb-14 12:48:00

I and my colleagues often ask each other for change. If any of them had a coin jar open on their desk, I would assume it could be used for swapping eg a pound coin for smaller coins, or, in case of need, swapping 70p in coins for an IOU.

I don't see anything fundamentally unreasonable in doing that.

DomesticDisgrace Fri 28-Feb-14 12:48:09

God this wouldn't bother me in the slightest!!

PortofinoRevisited Fri 28-Feb-14 12:48:34

You ARE unreasonable to call her a scrubber hmm

FryOneFatManic Fri 28-Feb-14 12:57:45

AMuminScotland Difference is that you and your colleagues obviously trust each other and you would be honourable about paying this back.

From OP's description, this girl is the kind to "borrow" stuff without the intention of refunding/returning, something altogether different.

ChoccyDigestive82 Fri 28-Feb-14 13:32:44

Well I still haven't had it back despite jokingly reminding her. I think opinions are definitely swayed.

To reiterate, it's not how much she borrowed, it's because she didn't ask. I think it's rude.

This girl constantly wants something for nothing.

I don't think I'm being unreasonable calling her a scrubber (scrubber down here means scrounger) because she is!

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