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Builder nicked my candle!

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maiacam Tue 06-Dec-16 13:50:18

Hi I had a limited edition Jo Malone candle in my downstairs loo that had never been used and has been treasured since 2009.
We have builders working in the garden this week and have come in to use loo twice yesterday.
Noticed candle has disappeared and it was 100 percent there yesterday. Both builders are acting normal and friendly.
AIBU to feel rather miffed. Haven't said anything DH wants to but I am not so sure.


ProudBadMum Tue 06-Dec-16 13:51:39

Bet it was knocked off my accident and they cleaned up hoping you wouldn't notice

Can't see builders nicking a candle.

Sparlklesilverglitter Tue 06-Dec-16 13:52:24

I'm sorry but why would a builder go to all the effort of stealing a candle, Jo malone or not!

DearMrDilkington Tue 06-Dec-16 13:52:32

I'd be very suprised if a builder knew a jo Malone candle would be worth money.

I'd be even more surprised if they even noticed the candle in the first place.

Are you sure someone's not playing a prank on you?

VintagePerfumista Tue 06-Dec-16 13:52:34

Did you ask them?

monkeywithacowface Tue 06-Dec-16 13:53:02

Dunno but can't get my head around owning something that expensive and not using it for 7 years! Maybe it got knocked over and broken. I'd ask

Cosmicglitterpug Tue 06-Dec-16 13:53:12

Ask. Why wouldn't you? If they've knocked if off they need to replace it.

YelloDraw Tue 06-Dec-16 13:53:15

Yeah like PP., bet it was broken and they just binned it!

Floggingmolly Tue 06-Dec-16 13:53:39

Yes, bet it's what Proud said.

gleam Tue 06-Dec-16 13:53:41

Well it's not builders nicking a candle, it's a thief. And a thief could be anyone.

Are sure one if the family hasn't broken it and not said?

EatTheCake Tue 06-Dec-16 13:53:50

😂 I can't believe a builder stole a bloody candle

If they was going to steal of the people paying there wage don't you think they'd take something worth stealing?

DearMrDilkington Tue 06-Dec-16 13:54:11

Ah yes, check your bins!

Cosmicglitterpug Tue 06-Dec-16 13:54:29

And why wouldn't a builder know how much a candle costs?

OohMavis Tue 06-Dec-16 13:54:31

Totally off-subject but why haven't you lit it?!

Ask them.

Suppermummy02 Tue 06-Dec-16 13:54:45

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maiacam Tue 06-Dec-16 13:55:09

Yes I did think that it could have been broken as it was on the edge of the shelf
They would have noticed it as it was on a shelf above the loo if they were facing it.
Noone playing prank it was only me in house one day.
I Know it is a ridiculous situation but I know it was there and now it isn't.

DearMrDilkington Tue 06-Dec-16 13:55:28

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DearMrDilkington Tue 06-Dec-16 13:55:57

Have you checked the bin or checked the floor for any broken glass?

maiacam Tue 06-Dec-16 13:56:00

That wasn't me I havent got a cleaner I wish I had ha

Floggingmolly Tue 06-Dec-16 13:56:26

What is the point of "treasuring" a candle you're never going to burn? It's like treasuring a banknote you're never going to spend - completely pointless.

Maudlinmaud Tue 06-Dec-16 13:56:35

There was a thread similar to this before.
Ask the builders if they saw it, it cannot have grown legs.

Allthewaves Tue 06-Dec-16 13:56:51

Do you have kids?

maiacam Tue 06-Dec-16 13:57:47

I havent got a gardener or a butler
I know it sounds bizarre but its true!
I did think it could have been broken and did check floor but nothing on it I think I will have to go with they broke it my mistake

frauleinsallybowles Tue 06-Dec-16 13:58:27

ask them if they know what happend to it op

maiacam Tue 06-Dec-16 13:58:50

Yes two teenagers but it was there in the morning after they went to school and had went before they came back

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